There is so much that can be done with your feet
Orthotics are custom cast insoles prescribed for a specific foot type. These inserts fit into your shoes to improve your health and comfort.
Orthotics are used to treat a variety of conditions including heel pain, knee pain, leg length discrepancies and low back pain. It is also used to treat many forms of arthritis and diabetes.
Here are some of the symptoms that suggest you could use orthotics:
- Tired, aching, burning feet.
- Sore back
- Sore hips
- Bad posture
- Fallen arches, high arches, flat foot.
- Plantar fasciitis, painful heels, heel spurs.
- Corns, callouses, bunions, hammer toes.
- Sore ankles, knees, lower back.
How to get assessed
Orthotic assessment and fitting at Altum Health are done by a qualified chiropodist who will also take specific measurements and a plaster casting of the foot to ensure a custom fabrication of the orthotic.
Orthotic assessment, fitting and production of the device are charged on a fee-for-service basis.
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Your coverage options
The types of insurance coverage we accept are WSIB, Automobile Accident Insurance, Extended Health Benefits, or you can choose to Self-Pay.
Please contact your insurance carrier for coverage details and to obtain approval.
Your health comes first, not paperwork
At Altum Health, we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better. In some cases, we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up-front costs.
Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out. Call us toll-free at 1 844 662-5886.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem, as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment, and therapy do vary, your physiotherapist (generally speaking) will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
Appointments usually take about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.