Prescribers and Providers

Most insurance companies are insisting that orthotics are prescribed and dispensed by a professional and accredited foot care specialist who is specially trained to assess, design, manufacture and fit orthotics and footwear.

Healthcare providers of orthoticsThese Prescribers include:

• Physicians
• Chiropodists
• Podiatrists

 

These Providers include:

• Chiropodists
• Podiatrists
• Pedorthists
• Orthotists

 

These health care professionals are licensed and governed under either provincial or national organizations.  As such, they are subject to standards of practice and codes of ethics, which helps ensure both their accountability and your protection.   If you choose to get orthotics from other sources, you may end up with an inferior prefabricated orthotic device that can cause more damage and your claims may be denied.