Making Foot Orthotics

Mike Neugebauer, C.Ped (C), discusses how Making Foot Orthotics

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Mike Neugebauer, C.Ped (C), discusses how Making Foot Orthotics
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Featuring Mike Neugebauer, C.Ped (C), Pedorthist

Presenter: Mr. Mike Neugebauer, Pedorthist, Langley, BC

Local Practitioners: Pedorthist

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Making Foot Orthotics

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1

Orthotics are not considered prescription medical devices.

Explanation:

Orthotics are considered prescription medical devices. People wear them inside shoes to correct a variety of foot conditions.

2

Inserts cost more than orthotics.

Explanation:

Orthotics cost more than inserts. Inserts are available over the counter, while orthotics are custom prescription medical devices.

3

A total contact orthosis is sometimes beneficial for people with diabetes.

Explanation:

Some patients with diabetes benefit from a total contact orthosis, which is made from a model of the foot. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing foot-related complications, including nerve damage and ulcers.

4

Podiatrists generally prescribe and create orthotics.

Explanation:

Podiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. They typically prescribe and create orthotics.

5

Orthotics are always soft.

Explanation:

Orthotics can be rigid or flexible (accommodative). Your podiatrist can help determine which material is right for you.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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