Iannone’s Pedorthic Clinic
- Approved provider for RCMP, Veterans, Armed Forces and First Nations with Treaty Status (NIHB)
- Many Insurance/Benefits plans provide coverage for custom orthotics.
Iannone’s Pedorthic Clinic offers thorough and detailed foot assessments and gait analysis by Ernie Klinger, Certified Pedorthist (Canada). Ernie is passionate about helping his clients find ways to alleviate their foot pain with custom orthotic therapy, proper footwear, and orthopaedic shoe modifications.
Ernie Klinger, Canadian Certified Pedorthist, C. Ped (C), B.F.A
Ernie Klinger, Canadian Certified Pedorthist, C. Ped (C), B.F.A has operated Iannone’s Pedorthic Clinic since 2007, bringing with him several years of prior experience serving the public in the footwear industry and as a certified Pedorthist. He works with Doctors, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and other health professionals to help you with your foot problems.
Why Iannone’s Pedorthic Clinic for Custom Orthotics?
Ernie Klinger, Canadian Certified Pedorthist, C. Ped (C), B.F.A has extensive experience in making custom orthotics. He gives personable service and has an excellent track record and reputation.
Do I need a RX?
Not in all situations.
- With a prescription – before or after your assessment, you can claim your custom orthotics on eligible insurance plans. No GST/PST are charged if you have a prescription.
- Without a prescription – you pay GST/PST. Most non-prescribed and over-the-counter devices are not eligible under insurance plans.
- Please check your insurance/benefit plan as all plans are different in terms of what they do and do not cover.
How Much Are Custom-made Orthotics?
Please call 306-352-7463
What are Canadian Certified Pedorthists?
Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are foot orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function.
With specialized education and training in foot orthotics and footwear, Canadian Certified Pedorthists help to alleviate pain, abnormalities and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet.
As proud members of patients’ healthcare teams, Canadian Certified Pedorthists work with physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. The goal of every Canadian Certified Pedorthist is to help patients achieve and maintain proper foot care and lower limb health so they can live healthy, active lives.
What are Custom Made Orthotics?
Unlike over-the-counter devices, a custom-made foot orthotic is made specifically for the patient following an assessment of their feet and legs by a footcare expert such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist.
A custom-made foot orthotic is made from a three-dimensional cast of the patient’s foot and is fabricated from raw materials. It is designed to meet the patient’s unique and specific needs. A custom-made foot orthotic can be:
- “Accommodative” – where the primary goal is to deflect pressure away from ulcers, callosities and painful pressure points.
- “Functional” – a device primarily designed to control foot and lower leg biomechanical function.
- Custom-made foot orthotics include accurate biomechanical assistance.
- There is an ongoing ability to modify the device to create perfect fit and function.
- A vast variety of materials can be used to provide specific support and cushioning for increased function and comfort.
- Custom-made orthotics have a longer lifespan that may off-set the greater initial cost.
- Although many insurance programs cover orthotics, a custom-made orthotic costs significantly more than an over-the-counter device.
What are Over-the-Counter Devices?
Basic over-the-counter devices are mass produced and sold through pharmacies, grocery stores and other retail stores. More supportive types of over-the-counter devices can be found at Pedorthic facilities.
- Over-the-counter devices have the added benefits of convenience and affordability.
- Many over-the-counter devices bring satisfactory results in treating common foot conditions resulting from minor biomechanical abnormalities. For example, they can be used as a temporary device for a child who is rapidly growing or as a “first step” to provide insight into how a patient will respond to and tolerate an orthotic.
- They do not fit all foot types.
- They only support ‘moderate’ biomechanical abnormalities. More significant issues will likely require a custom-made device.
They typically have a shorter life span than a custom-made foot orthotic.
How can a Canadian Certified Pedorthist help me?
How is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist different from other foot health professionals?
Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are one of very few healthcare professionals who are trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics. They are experts in designing, fitting and modifying custom made orthotics and orthopaedic footwear.
Are Pedorthic Management services covered by Insurance Benefits?
Many third party insurance plans have coverage for custom foot orthotics, orthopaedic footwear, modified footwear and custom footwear from Canadian Certified Pedorthists. All plans across Canada differ so it’s important to look into the details in your own plan to confirm your coverage. You’ll want to review who can refer for foot orthotics and the price range covered. If your insurance plan covers pedorthic services you will need to visit your healthcare provider and ask for a prescription.
Individual provinces also have programs in place through WCB/Work Safe and social assistance for patients that qualify. Check with your individual provincial regulations for more information.
- Detailed and careful foot assessments, including gait analysis.
- Custom made orthotics (where indicated)
- Over-the-counter (OTC) arch supports and modifications (where indicated)
- Footwear modifications
- Footwear analysis and recommendations