Why see a podiatrist?

Vancouver Foot Clinic

Why See A Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are medically trained specialists. We have a broad medical understanding of the body combined with specific skills related to feet, including surgery, biomechanics, orthotics, wound care and general foot care. Podiatrists are the most qualified health care specialist to assess, diagnose and treat foot problems that may or may not involve using custom foot orthotics as a treatment.

Insurance companies consistently recognize podiatrists with medical doctors as approved prescribers and, therefore, accept our prescriptions. Also, they often will approve orthotics only made with the  non-weight bearing cast/scan method developed and practiced by podiatrists.

Podiatrists provide:
• An accurate diagnosis based on thorough biomechanical assessment
• A prescription that is specific and reflects the diagnosis
• A cast/scan method that is the gold standard in the orthotics business
• The use of professional labs that fabricate the devices to the highest quality
• Follow-up and troubleshooting of any problems that may arise from using orthotics

Not sure if orthotics are right for you? Get in touch with Dr. Sue Turner at 604.736.1910or click below to book an appointment