7 06, 2016

Are orthotics hard and uncomfortable?

By |2017-03-30T09:23:45-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

The rigidity of Kiwi orthotics span the entire range from very soft to hard.  The stiffness of the orthotic is made to address the biomechanical needs of the patient. One example goal of orthotic therapy is to reduce the magnitude and velocity of rearfoot and midfoot over pronation. In order to achieve this, the orthotic will [...]

7 06, 2016

Will one pair of orthotics fit all different types of shoes?

By |2016-06-07T11:39:58-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

This depends largely on the type of orthotic (standard, sport, or casual, or dress etc… ) that has been manufactured and the type of shoes that you own.  There is an interaction between the orthotic device and footwear. Shoes which have a removable liner have a higher degree of compatibility for orthotics than shoes that do [...]

7 06, 2016

How do I care for the orthotics?

By |2016-06-07T11:39:12-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

Remove the orthotics from shoes at night to allow perspiration and moisture to evaporate. The orthotics should be cleaned periodically by wiping them down with a damp cloth. If the orthotics have a soft top-cover, sprinkle them with baking soda or talcum powder to help absorb any odor they may collect. DO NOT immerse the orthotics [...]

7 06, 2016

Will insurance cover my orthotics?

By |2016-06-07T11:38:27-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

The manufacturing techniques at Kiwi Orthotic Services COMPLY WITH what the major insurance companies require. We continue to work with the insurance companies and will apprise you of any changes as they become known to us. We provide a Fabrication Certificate of Authenticity for every pair of orthotics we produce. This form explains exactly how we [...]

7 06, 2016

What is a Pedorthist

By |2016-06-07T11:37:30-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

Our staff of Canadian-Board Certified Pedorthists and Technicians is a highly qualified team of individuals, ready to help you. As Pedorthists, we specialize in the foot and lower limb mechanics of the human body. Our pedorthists first possess a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology or Health Sciences, and then follow an extensive in-house residency program. Upon completion, [...]

7 06, 2016

What methods can I use to cast my patients’ feet?

By |2016-06-07T11:17:40-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

We accept several casting techniques and encourage you to use a foam technique or a plaster slipper cast.  However, we can also use STS sock casts, wax casts etc.  If you have dynamic pressure data (e.g. F-Scan, Gait Scan Technology), please send us the report so that a pedorthist may review it.  However, we will NOT [...]

7 06, 2016

What is your manufacturing turn-around time?

By |2016-06-07T11:16:22-07:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: |0 Comments

Once our lab receives your order and impression, orders will be sent back to you on or before the 5th business day. Our shipping is next day shipping in BC. For example if we received an order on a Wednesday, it would be shipped out no later than the following Wednesday. You would then receive it [...]

27 11, 2012

How long do orthotics last?

By |2016-06-07T11:08:30-07:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: |0 Comments

The durability of orthotics is dependent upon what materials were selected in the design of the orthotics. Semi-Rigid and Semi-Flexible Shells will generally last five years and may last up to a lifetime. Graphite Shells will generally last for 2-3 years. Soft Orthotic Shells will generally last for 12-18 months. The top-cover of the orthotic is [...]

27 11, 2012

What is the break-in procedure?

By |2017-03-30T09:23:45-07:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: |0 Comments

It takes time for the body to adjust to wearing orthotics. At first, patients should only wear orthotics for as long as they are comfortable (a few hours) followed by a two hour rest period. Patients should gradually increase wearing time. Patients should be able to wear them comfortably all day within 2-4 weeks. If orthotics [...]