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Frequently Asked Questions:
How often should I replace my orthotics?
Wear will vary depending on the specific use but as a general guideline, it is recommended that the feet be re-assessed every 2 years. Feet do change over time and the orthotic may need to be adapted to fit these changes accordingly.
Are footbeds the same as orthotics?
No, footbeds are mainly designed to make the feet fit more comfortably in footwear and do not help with control and correction of the foot. Most footbeds are sold in retail stores and do not require a prescription or assessment.
Will my orthotics fit in all my footwear?
Not necessarily, the fit of the orthotic depends on the type of shoe being worn but they will fit in most of your footwear. Different styles of shoes have differences in heel cup diameter, arch sizes and widths. Similar styles of shoes, like running shoes, will often fit but footwear such as skates, ski boots, cleats might need their own pair.
What is the difference between rigid and flexible orthotics?
Flexible orthotics allow the foot to continue to be challenged and strengthened with daily activities which reduces the dependency on the appliance and retains foot integrity.
Will my Insurance Plan cover Orthotics?
Each insurance policy is different but most plans do have some coverage. Many plans have requirements in these areas:
- Prescription: Depending on the policy you may need a prescription that includes a medical diagnosis
- Practitioner: The required Practitioner may differ from policy to policy. Some policies may only require that it be custom-made while some may require the fitting/assessment to be done by a specific professional. At Collegiate we provide fittings/assessments done by Certified Athletic Therapist or Chiropractor
- Pre-authorization: Some plans will require a pre-authorization with an estimated cost as well as an explanation of why the supply is needed, how long it will be needed for (usually a physician referral or report)
Please contact your provider for more information.