The Chiropodist Difference
At Huron Foot Clinic we pride ourselves in upholding high professional standards for the prescription and dispensing of orthotic devices.
What are prescription orthotics?
Custom made orthotics are prescribed medical devices that enable your foot to move more efficiently. Overtime, orthotics can improve gait and alleviate pain caused by common foot disorders.
Aside from Medial Doctors, Chiropodists are the only regulated health professionals in Ontario who adhere to regulated professional standards for prescription orthotics. Chiropodists are regulated primary health care providers with a minimum 7 years of education. You do not need a referral from a Medical doctor to see a Chiropodist.
What is the process to get orthotics?
Step1: Biomechanical assessment & fitting
There is no one size fits all when it comes to custom orthotics. A biomechanical assessment will determine if and what type of orthotic you need. Improper insoles, inserts and even orthotic devices that have been administered incorrectly can do more harm than good for your feet. That's why it's important to be assessed and fitted by a Chiropodists, who will help you navigate the best option for your feet.
Step 2: custom mould
At Huron Foot Clinic, you will be relaxed and seated or reclined in a non-weight bearing position while being fitted for orthotics. This approach ensures your device will correctly support your feet in all situations.
Step 3: receiving your orthotics (dispensing)
This appointment is crucial to ensuring your orthotics fit you correctly. We'll walk you through everything you need to know about your new orthotics and answer any questions you may have.
Step 4: living with your new orthotics
Depending on use, orthotics should last for up to 2 years. Feet change over time so it's important to book routine follow-up appointments with a chiropodist to ensure the ongoing success and management of your orthotics.