How are your custom orthotics designed? What makes them unique compared to other clinics?
Most of the time, patients do not know that they need custom orthotics. During the physical examination, your physical therapist is able to pick up on certain ailments that warrant attention. Some of the most common findings are flat feet (overpronation), excessively high arches (oversupination), knee deformities, bunions, degenerated big toe (hallux valgus and/or rigidus), calcaneal fat pad irritation, plantar fasciitis, leg length discrepancies, aberrant walking patterns, etc. You may be coming to the clinic to resolve knee pain only to discover that it has been made worse due to severe flat feet, for example. That’s when custom orthotics can do wonders!
There are 2 ways that we design custom orthotics at Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic: digital (2D) and foam impression (3D). Certain insurance companies may require a certain method in order to provide reimbursement, which is why we offer both methods to our patients.
Our fitting appointment is complementary and lasts approximately 15 minutes. This appointment is important as it is required to gather data collection from your feet or create a foot impression. A report of findings and opportunity for Q & A is provided for the patient afterwards.