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Offering Orthotics for Oshawa, Ontario

Are you experiencing foot, knee, or hip pain? You may need orthotics. Custom orthotic insoles offer support that your feet are potentially missing. If you need custom orthotics in Oshawa, you can trust the Robichaud Chiropractic & Orthotics team to help you. Our dedicated and experienced team offers custom made orthotics, helping you live your best life — minus discomfort or pain.

Custom Foot Orthotics

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Our 100% custom foot orthotics are foot supports specifically designed to properly support your feet based on your specific needs. We make our orthotics from the highest quality light-weight and extremely durable polymers (plastics). This means that your orthotics are as comfortable as possible, all while still correcting how you stand and walk. Ideally, they should last for an average of five to ten years.

Do You Need Orthotics?

You may need orthotics if you are experiencing chronic foot, knee, hip, or back pain. Everything in the body is connected, which means that when you experience foot issues (such as a collapsed arch or incorrect gait patterns) these can quickly become issues that impact other parts of the body. Maybe you have had foot pain from bunions, plantar fasciitis, or a pinched nerve. Either way, orthotics can help!

The best way to determine if orthotics are suitable for you and your condition is to seek out the advice of an orthotics expert — such as those at Robichaud Chiropractic & Orthotics.

A list of the conditions that orthotics may help improve include (but is not limited to):

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints

However, there are many different types of orthotics. Custom made varieties ensure you get the support you need. Each person is unique, which is why you need a solution unique to you.

Orthotic Group GaitScan

Computerized Foot ScanIn order to provide only the best quality orthotics to Oshawa residents, we use the highest quality sophisticated computerized diagnostic equipment: The Orthotic Group GaitScan. Our computer can take over a million measurements every second. A full-colour video/diagram and report are available immediately following your assessment to determine what best suits your needs. In addition to computerized assessments, we take three dimensional custom molds of your feet and perform a complete biomechanical assessment of your feet and ankles.

Your Orthotic Assessment

A thorough history and examination are done right here in our Oshawa office to ensure that the orthotics will work the best for you. At your first visit, an assessment is performed to determine if orthotics are the right strategy. From there, you will require a 30-minute molding session, as well as a 10-minute follow up session for fitting your new orthotics.

Not sure if you need orthotics or not? Call us today at (905) 571-0821 to book your orthotics assessment today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Custom Orthotics

Are you still unsure about orthotics? Or perhaps you need to know more about our orthotic processes and services. Check out the FAQ below.

How Much Do Orthotics Cost?

On average, custom made orthotics cost $500.00 per pair. This includes all aspects of the orthotic fitting, such as custom fitting and examination, custom orthotics, follow up and annual check up.


How Long Does It Take?

The custom molding process takes about thirty minutes. The custom orthotics then take about two weeks to come in from the manufacturing lab. The fitting process after that is then about ten minutes.


Do You Direct Bill?

We offer direct billing for GreenShield patients only. Unfortunately, other insurance companies do not offer direct billing for their customers.


When Should I Get Orthotics?

We briefly outlined this above, but if you are experiencing any of the following, you may benefit from orthotics:

  1. Foot pain such as arch or heel pain
  2. Bunions, hammer toes
  3. Leg weakness
  4. Leg / knee pain
  5. Hip or back pain — even neck pain

Can Any Age Get Orthotics?

All ages can benefit from custom orthotics.


Can I Use My Orthotics in Any Shoe?

Usually, your orthotic expert will recommend which shoes to wear your orthotics in. Ideally, you should be wearing proper footwear suitable to each activity. Heels or shoes without adequate support could potentially create further issues for you down the road, which means increased pain. We can’t recommend enough that you take the advice of your doctor, chiropractic clinic or orthotic expert.


Why Wouldn’t Orthotics Last The Full Ten Years?

The lifespan of your orthotics varies due to the patient and usage. A variety of factors may come into play — such as your activity levels, age, foot structure and overall health. If at any point you become concerned about the wear of your orthotics, get an assessment completed. Have a professional determine if you need a new pair or not.

Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company About Orthotics

  1. Which healthcare practitioners in the Oshawa area can prescribe the orthotics for reimbursement?
  2. Which healthcare practitioners can dispense the orthotics for reimbursement?
  3. How much is covered for orthotics? Is it a flat amount or a percentage of the total cost?
  4. How often are orthotics covered? i.e. annually, every other year and so on?
  5. What information does the insurance company require for reimbursement (i.e. receipt, prescription, biomechanical examination, any specific insurance forms etc.).

Contact Us: (905) 571-0821

Are you on the hunt for orthotics near you? If you have been recommended orthotics as a solution to your problem, contact us today. Our doors are open to new clients and we can’t wait to meet you. Let’s help you start leading a life without pain. Call our Oshawa chiropractic office to schedule an appointment today.