Orthopaedic Shoes in Guelph & Milton
We are able to provide our clients with a full range of orthopaedic footwear: shoes, boots and orthopaedic sandals.
We have many attractive and versatile styles to suit any age, lifestyle and foot condition — orthopaedic shoes are so much better than they used to be.
Many of the styles of shoes can easily accommodate custom orthotics. We can provide specialty sizes, ranging from women’s 5-13, narrow to double extra wide and men’s 7-16, narrow to double extra wide.
** Please contact us in advance of your appointment if you are interested in seasonal items (ie sandals) to check in-stock items. **
Types of Orthopaedic Shoes
We have the following shoes available for order:
- Stock item, off the shelf not custom made orthopaedic shoes. Note: we do not supply custom made shoes in our office.
Custom Foot Clinic Orthopaedic Shoe Suppliers
All of our orthopaedic shoe suppliers have websites where the types of shoes and styles available can be viewed. There are many choices.
To qualify as an orthopaedic shoe for insurance and professional requirements, the shoe must have orthopaedic features. These include (amongst other things):
1) Must have recognized orthopaedic features, such as full shoe with a reinforced heel backing (no slides or slingbacks), have a remove-able footbed or extra depth, ideally to accommodate custom orthotics.
2) Must be made by a recognized manufacturer of medical grade orthopaedic footwear.
3) If it is an orthopaedic sandal, it must have adjustable straps, ideally a removable footbed, or at least a deep heal seat.
Each insurance company has specific requirements and may have additional parameters which must be met in addition to these. Please ask us for details. We are happy to help!
Orthopaedic Shoes Only
These are several companies we order from who offer superior quality orthopaedic type footwear. Please note several insurance companies (i.e. Manulife, Canada Life, Greenshield, Claimsecure to name a few) have in recent years changed shoe policies so that they only cover specific orthopaedic shoes that meet specific medical requirements, and require the brand and style codes to be submitted in order to consider if claims are eligible under each plan. They no longer cover many styles that are often found in retail stores (i.e. Clarks, Asics, Birkenstock, New Balance, Rockport, etc.).
Please double check your insurance company specific plan requirements and brand or model eligibility for shoe claims. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your particular coverage as best as able. If in doubt, it is always best to submit a written estimate to insurance before any claim is made.
Medical Grade Orthopaedic Shoes
I recommend several companies who offer medical grade orthopaedic shoes. We have many attractive styles. Orthopaedic shoes are much better than they used to be.
Important Notes About Orthopaedic Shoes
- Insurance coverage varies widely between policies as well as specific requirements for different levels of orthopaedic shoes.
- Please ask us for details if claiming through health benefits.
Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh, is a Registered Chiropodist and Foot Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years.
Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals who specialize in treating conditions of the foot. In Ontario, there are 600 Registered Chiropodists and only 60 Podiatrists.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education before they get their professional designation. Chiropodists do complete case management of foot problems, including assessment, treatment and ongoing care.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh
*Picture taken before COVID-19, now full safety protocols in place including air filtration systems
I provide a full assessment, biomechanical exams, and gait analysis. I will be able to help address your foot discomfort with a variety of techniques including foot care treatment, custom orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, medication, laser, or physical therapy.
I can help get your feet functioning better to help you feel better. Contact me today.