To see the Pedorthist or Chiropodist, NO.
To see one of the Specialist Physicians, YES. (click here to download our referral form)
Our Pedorthic and Chiropody staff are available to assess and treat your leg and footcare needs and no referral is necessary.
Our specialist physicians are just that, Specialists. As such, they require a referral from your doctor (family doctor, surgeon, endocrinologist, or other physician)
Aside from our “multidisciplinary” team, this is a very important differentiating factor in what makes Walking Mobility Clinics different from other foot care facilities.
We manufacture all of our own orthotics at our own state-of-the-art laboratory. Further, each clinic houses its own lab where our Pedorthists and technicians have the ability to fit and adjust each appliance by hand. This leads to better control of the process and fewer mistakes.
Like most footcare providers, we charge a fee for our initial assessment which will include gait analysis, range of motion and specific muscle/functional testing.
However if it is determined that you would benefit from the use of a custom device, the cost of the initial assessment is used as a deposit for that device.
The cost of your orthotic therefore includes: your initial assessment, casting for the appliance, manufacture of the appliance, cost of the orthotic materials, appointment to pick up the appliance, and routine follow-up appointments to ensure the proper fit of your appliance. We also provide an annual check-up one-year following the original fitting.
Every plan is different. Some plans will cover the cost of an orthotic made by a certified professional and with a proper prescription from a physician up to 100% of the cost. Most present-day plans offer a co-pay, where the insurance company will pay a certain amount or percentage (eg. 80%) for the device with the client required to make up the difference.
We recommend that you check what your plan covers by contacting your insurance company directly if you have been prescribed orthotics by your doctor.
Proper footwear is essential to ensure the optimal functioning of your orthotic. Very often we find that patients who have previously been fitted with orthotics have had little or no instruction as to appropriate footwear to also help with their condition.
We will give you guidance as to appropriate footwear to help with your condition. Very often we will evaluate your present footwear to help determine which shoes will work and which ones will not.
Our clinics do carry a wide variety of footwear. Orthopaedic specialty footwear, high performance athletic footwear, orthopaedic sandals, and custom made footwear are all available if needed.
Further, we manufacture a wide variety of custom orthotic designs including: Sport, Casual and Dress in order to ensure that we make the right kind of orthotic device to fit with your lifestyle and wardrobe. Having a lab on-site allows us to ensure that the orthotics are fitting properly in your shoes before you leave our office!