Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics, which can lead to long term painful conditions. Our Custom Orthotics can help align and correct these imbalances, providing custom support, and custom comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions About Orthotics
How do Custom Prescription Orthotics work?
Our prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom-made to correct your specific foot imbalances.
What conditions can Custom Orthotics help?
Custom Foot Orthotics can help with a wide variety of injuries and common foot conditions including:
- Flat feet
- Foot pain
- Bunions or hammer toes
- Ankle pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Low back or hip pain
- Muscle strain
- Knee pain
- Arch pain
- Calf strain
- Leg pain
- Abnormal foot function
- Forefoot pain
- Foot abnormalities
- Leg alignment issues
What are Custom Orthotics?
Custom Orthotics (inserts, shoes and sandals) are constructed specifically to correct abnormalities in your foot mechanics. At Wright's Wellness clinic, we offer the highest quality precision custom-made orthotic medical appliances for maximum support and function.
How can Custom Orthotics help me?
Custom Orthotics can help immensely by providing custom support for the body. They provide optimally balanced force distribution across the feet, customized to the patient's already existing pattern of standing/walking. Custom Orthotics are able to redistribute the body weight efficiently and take pressure off of areas which may be overburdened, as well as help properly align the bones of the feet, ankles and knees.
Can Custom Orthotics help my lower back pain?
Yes, Custom Orthotics can help. If foot arches have dropped, or the biomechanics of the feet are altered, it can cause a change in how one walks and can put pressure on the ankles, knees and hips resulting in lower back pain.
How long will it take to make the Custom Orthotics?
Generally, the manufacturing and processing time for Custom Orthotics takes 5 - 7 business days between order date and pickup date. Patients will get a call as soon as they are ready.
How long will a pair of Custom Orthotics last?
With every-day use Custom Orthotics should last at least one year. Many patients do have multiple pairs, which extends the life of the Custom Orthotics, and they can last between 2 - 5 years.
What type of Custom Orthotics can I get, and for which shoes?
Custom Orthotics are available for all footwear applications. The most popular types are the multipurpose Custom Orthotic which allows for versatile usage in casual, work, or sports shoes, and the runner's custom orthotic which provides greater shock absorption, stability, and greater breathability materials. Other applications include those for court sports, dress shoes, narrow heels or boots, golf shoes, skis/snowboards, and skates.
How long does it take to get used to Custom Orthotics?
Generally, it is recommended that the patient allow a two-week trial period to get accustomed to the Custom Orthotics, however, most patients are able to experience comfort immediately.
Is there a warranty on Custom Orthotics?
Yes, there is a 90-day warranty for modifications. If any changes are needed, we will be happy to modify them and re-fit the custom orthotics.
Do insurance plans cover Custom Orthotics?
Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for custom orthotics through their workplace health care plans. OHIP does not cover these medical appliances. To help make insurance reimbursement easy, the patient is provided with a detailed itemized receipt, upon payment at the time of purchase, listing the health provider's credentials and registration numbers, as well as the cost and date of the order.
Do I need a Doctor's prescription for Custom Orthotics?
Some insurance companies may require a note from a physician explaining why has been recommended. It is important to check with your insurance provider.