Ask about credentials, certification,
and training. Visit a Canadian Certified Pedorthist in a clinic that makesorthotics. There
is a real connection when the person assessing the patient is making the orthotic.
Ask how long it takes for the orthotics to be manufactured
and if the orthotics are made on site. If it takes more than 10 days, they may not be made on site.
If they can offer same-day service, you have the convenience of rapid treatment.
Ask the provider if adjustments are done while you
wait; most adjustments take just 5 to 10 minutes if there is a lab on site. This also allows for fine tuning during initial
provider if they sell therapeutic shoes. If so, it is likely that they can help you to decide on the
appropriate footwear to enhance the orthotic function.
the provider how the orthotics will accommodate your fashion preference and your athletic footwear. Wearing a
corrective device part-time (especially only for high impact sporting activities) can be worse than not wearing it at all.
The provider should suggest bringing your favourite footwear to the assessment and design different orthotics to suit
your different types of shoes (dress and sport). Often, more than one pair of orthotics is necessary because the shoe design
and functions are so different that the orthotic design must be changed to fit each shoe or sport function.
Ask the provider
how you will know if the orthotic is working or not. A good answer to this question is "your original discomfort
is relieved and there is no new discomfort, and you are pleased."
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