Custom Orthotics can be a useful aide to significantly reduce your foot, ankle, knee, hip and /or back pain and, if warranted, be an important treatment plan component. Orthotics at Riverlakes are assessed and designed by our Pedorthist, Rob Chisholm. Rob is a Certified Pedorthist, C.Ped.C and is one of the most senior in his field in eastern Canada. This certification is a rigorous four years, in Rob’s case following a BSc and a Masters Degree. Rob also has a prior technical certification C.Ped.Tech.C.
This combination of training leaves Rob in a specialized category of health care providers that no other discipline group in Canada shares. Rob focuses on gait mechanics, foot function and symmetry/asymmetry and custom orthotic, bracing and orthopedic footwear design and implementation. With over 25 years of clinical experience, Rob is a custom orthotic expert. Where indicated Rob would assess you for true custom orthotics achieved either by direct three dimensional laser scan of feet or a laser scan of a three dimensional cast or mold of both feet.
Orthotics are then produced by a Canadian certified lab to very high standard. What this means for you, is that you will have a pair of custom orthotics that will be covered by your insurance plan, function well for you, be comfortable to wear and specifically designed to address your foot or lower limb dysfunction.
Most insurance plans require a physician referral for custom orthotics with a diagnosable foot condition listed on the referral. Give us a call and we can discuss next steps.