WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE FIRST VISIT
During your first visit, our lovely and helpful front desk staff will welcome you to the clinic. Our highly experienced and friendly therapist will complete an initial assessment to discover what injury you are presenting us with, and how it happened. Following a detailed history and physical assessment, we will determine a proper course of action depending on your goal. One important aspect of recovering from injury is to help educate patients on ways to prevent further aggravation of symptoms.
Treatment intervention could include:
- Muscle and fascial Release Techniques
- Electrical modalities (Interfential current IFC, Ultrasound)
- Performance Taping
- Joint mobilizations
- Exercise prescription
Custom Orthotics are individually made shoe inserts to correct faulty foot mechanics and address biomechanical foot disorders. They help optimize foot and lower limb alignment to improve gait and mitigate the stresses to the body, resulting in pain reduction, improved biomechanical function and reduce the risk of injury. At My Physio and Sport Rehabilitation Centre the healthcare providers will do a thorough assessment and take 3-D image casts of your feet. They will also perform a gait analysis to appropriately prescribe your orthotics. Your healthcare provider will observe how you walk to identify any existing functional abnormalities. At My Physio our qualified healthcare providers, including a chiropodist, are trained to thoroughly assess and determine if orthotics are indicated and correctly fit you as required. Your custom-made orthotics will likely take up to two weeks to be manufactured. When your orthotics are ready, our office will contact you to schedule an appointment to dispense them to you and educate you on proper orthotic use and care.
Are Custom Orthotics Covered By My Insurance
Most extended healthcare insurances cover custom-made orthotics provided they are manufactured from a 3-D cast of your foot and prescribed by the appropriate healthcare provider such as chiropodist, family practitioner or podiatrist. You can check your extended healthcare insurance plan to determine if you need a prescription. Extended healthcare insurances/group insurances will allow chiropractors and physiotherapists to dispense the orthotics.
What Conditions Can Custom Orthotics Treat
With assessed poor foot biomechanics custom orthotics can help such conditions as:
- Hallux Valgus (bunions) Hallux Rigidus
- Metatarsal Pain
- Mortons Neuroma
- Plantar Fascitis/Fasciopathy
- Heel Spur/Fat Pad Syndrome
- Low Arches (Pes Planus) High Arches (Pes Cavus)
- Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinopathy
- Lower Limb Pain (Ankely, Knee, Hip)
- Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
- IT Band Syndrome
- Low Back Pain and Saroiliac Join Dysfuction
- +Many More
For more information about orthotics, speak to one of our healthcare providers to find out if they will benefit you. Our staff is eager to assist you in contacting your extended healthcare insurance plan to see if you qualify.