November 25, 2014Foot Care, Insurance coverage, Orthoticsadmin
Most people do not realize that regular visits to a Chiropodist and even custom made foot orthotics are covered by their insurance.
Orthotics are very good to support your feet and correct any gait issues you may have. Wearing custom made orthotics will reduce foot, ankle and even any back pain that is resulting from an incorrect gait. There are 2 basic types of foot orthotics that are explained on our Orthotics page.
How often have you taken the time to look over your insurance benefits booklet? Do you only research what you are covered for when you have some sort of emergency and need treatments that are not covered by OHIP such as Physiotherapy treatments? As the year comes to a close it is a good idea to check your insurance coverage, if your insurance resets at the end of the year, and your coverage includes Chiropody visits and treatments, now would be a great time to get your feet checked. The Chiropodist at Brampton Foot Clinic will check your feet for signs of fungus, warts, and will remove any corns, calluses and dry / dead skin. If you have any issues that cannot be treated in the first appointment we will outline the treatment course needed and you can then verify with your insurance about your coverage. So make sure to verify with your insurance about your coverage, and get in to see us before the year is done, let’s get your feet in top “running” shape!
Some general information about insurance coverage for orthotics and orthopedic footwear, as explained by CLHIA (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Industry) you can find it here.