What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are custom inserts designed specifically for each individual. They place the foot in its neutral position in order to allow for correct movement. The realignment of the foot helps restore proper function of the lower limbs, to help eliminate foot, leg, and back pain. This enables the individual to continue an active lifestyle with improved performance. We offer a variety of styles that are tailored for the everyday shoe or for athletic performance.

Common conditions treated by orthotics:

  • Overpronation/Oversupination
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Shin splints
  • Neuroma (shooting pain into the toe)
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Ankle pain
  • Low back pain
  • Knee pain
  • And much more!

Are orthotics covered under most insurance plans?

Yes.  Check under your personal insurance coverage to see if what specialties can prescribe the orthotic.  A referral from your family medical doctor is required for re-imbursement by your insurance company.

How are the orthotics made?

Following a thorough gait analysis ,the orthotics are made by a foam cast impression.

How long does it take to get used to an orthotic?

It can take up to 45 days.  Most people find the foot is comfortable in the orthotic within 2 to 3 weeks. You may experience some mild discomfort in the beginning as your body gets used to the new support.  You may feel tightness/weakness in your feet or legs as these muscle begin to work properly again.  This is a normal reaction for many people.

How long does it take for the orthotics to be made?

It generally takes up to 3 weeks from the day of the gait analysis and foot impression.

Call 902.492.2102 or email info@maritimechiropractic.ca for more information.  An amazing team of health care professionals at Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness are waiting to provide you with the most innovative health care services Halifax has to offer.