Custom Shoes or Inserts for Partial Amputations
If you have a partial foot or toe amputation, The Foot Lab can create a custom orthopedic shoe or custom insert for your off-the-shelf footwear. A customized shoe or insert supports the foot and fills the space left by amputation.
Your new custom shoes or inserts will help you walk more naturally and with less strain on your body.
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AADL covers 75% or 100% of custom shoes or orthotics (inserts or insoles) for partial amputees, dependent on your financial situation.
NIHB covers 100% if the footwear is approved.
WCB covers 100% if you have prior approval from your WCB case manager.
The Canadian military will cover 100% of your custom orthopedic footwear with prior approval.
Private health insurance covers custom-made orthopedic footwear. In most cases the coverage is sufficient to cover the 25% not covered by AADL; be sure to check your policy. Your policy will also specify what you need for approval.