Custom Orthotics

Orthotics, which are custom-made shoe inserts designed to support and correct the alignment of your feet, can offer a range of benefits for individuals with various foot and lower limb issues. Here are some of the key benefits of using orthotics:

  1. Pain Relief: Orthotics can alleviate or reduce pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back caused by various conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, or arthritis.
  2. Improved Foot Alignment: Orthotics are designed to address issues like overpronation (inward rolling of the foot) or supination (outward rolling of the foot), helping to bring your feet into a more natural alignment.
  3. Enhanced Support: They provide additional arch support, redistributing pressure across the feet, which can be especially beneficial for individuals with flat feet or high arches.
  4. Enhanced Comfort: Orthotics are often made from cushioning materials that can increase comfort when standing or walking for extended periods.
  5. Gait Improvement: By correcting biomechanical issues in the feet and lower limbs, orthotics can improve your gait, which may lead to increased stability and balance while walking or running.
  6. Injury Prevention: For athletes or individuals with specific activities, orthotics can help prevent injuries by providing support and reducing stress on the feet and legs.
  7. Correction of Leg Length Discrepancy: Orthotics can be used to address leg length discrepancies, reducing discomfort and alignment issues associated with this condition.
  8. Post-Surgery Support: Orthotics are often prescribed after foot or ankle surgery to aid in the healing process and provide additional support during recovery.
  9. Customization: Custom-made orthotics are tailored to your unique foot shape and needs, ensuring the most effective correction and support.
  10. Reduced Wear and Tear on Shoes: Orthotics can help distribute the forces on your feet more evenly, which can extend the life of your footwear.
  11. Enhanced Quality of Life: By reducing pain and discomfort, improving mobility, and preventing issues, orthotics can contribute to an overall improvement in the quality of life for those with foot and lower limb problems.
  12. Adaptability: Orthotics can be designed to fit various types of footwear, from athletic shoes to dress shoes, allowing you to maintain the benefits of orthotic support across different activities and occasions.

At Planet Healthcare, our dedicated Pedorthists are trained to provide you with custom-made orthotics that are designed for lightness, durability, and comfort. Our comprehensive orthotic services consist of two key components: the orthotic assessment and the fitting appointment.

Orthotic Assessment (Duration: 20-25 minutes):

  • During the initial assessment appointment, a skilled pedorthist conducts a thorough evaluation of your foot-related issues and specific needs.
  • Precise measurements are taken, and in some cases, a casting box is used to capture the exact dimensions of your feet.
  • This comprehensive assessment process is fundamental in customizing your orthotics to meet your individual requirements.

Fitting Appointment (Duration: 15-20 minutes):

  • The fitting appointment is the second step in the process, scheduled after your custom orthotics have been expertly crafted.
  • During this appointment, our pedorthist ensures that the orthotics fit you comfortably and provide the necessary support.
  • Any required adjustments are made to the orthotics during this fitting appointment to ensure they are a perfect fit for your feet.

Insurance Coverage at Planet Healthcare:

  • Most Insurances Covered: Planet Healthcare indicates that their services are typically covered by most insurance plans. This is a valuable benefit for clients with health insurance, as it can help offset the cost of obtaining custom orthotics.
  • Partial Coverage Possibility: It's worth noting that while many insurance plans may cover the cost of custom orthotics, some plans might offer partial coverage. In such cases, clients may be responsible for paying the remaining balance or the difference between what the insurance plan covers and the total cost of the orthotics.
  • Financial Responsibility: Clients should be prepared to understand the specifics of their insurance coverage, including any copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance requirements that apply to orthotic services. This information can vary based on the insurance plan.
  • Verification and Communication: To ensure a smooth process, it's advisable for clients to verify their insurance coverage for orthotics with their insurance provider and communicate with Planet Healthcare to understand their financial responsibility before undergoing the assessment and fitting process.

By being informed about insurance coverage details, clients can make well-informed decisions and financially plan for any potential out-of-pocket costs associated with obtaining custom orthotics. It's important to discuss these matters with both the healthcare provider and the insurance company to ensure a clear understanding of the financial aspects of the orthotic services.

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