Elevation build ups, wedges, buttresses
When your leg lengths or foot shapes don’t match, off-the-shelf footwear is uncomfortable and impractical. You might walk with a limp or have persistent pain in your feet, legs or back.
The Foot Lab can change your existing shoes to accommodate differently-sized legs or feet. For differently-sized feet, we gently stretch your off-the-shelf shoes to fit. If your legs are different lengths, we add a larger sole to your existing shoe on the shorter side, giving you a more natural walk with less impact with less strain on your body.
It all starts with a full assessment of the way you walk, stand and move.
AADL covers shoes modification and up to two elevation build ups per year (minimum 2 cm gain) at 75% or 100% dependent on your financial situation. A prescription from your doctor or podiatrist is required for coverage.
NIHB covers 100% with a prescription from your doctor.
WCB covers 100% if you have prior approval from WCB.
Private health insurance coverage varies by policy. Contact your insurance provider for details on your coverage.