Pedorthics is the design, manufacture, modification, and fit of footwear, including foot orthoses, to alleviate foot problems caused by disease, overuse, congenital defect, or injury. It is footwear, carefully fitted, to relieve or accommodate temporary or permanent foot problems.
HHP has two Pedorthists, Adam Salafia and Kevin Waldon. A pedorthist is an individual who has studied foot anatomy and pathology, biomechanics, shoe construction and modification, foot orthosis fabrication and materials, footwear fitting and patient/practice management.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Foot Assessment and Gait Analysis
- Diabetic and Therpeutic Shoes
- Socks and Foot Health Products
- Insurance Coverage
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Foot Assessment and Gait Analysis
Are you experiencing foot pain? Do you want to avoid serious foot problems that can lead to a toe, foot, or leg amputation resulting from diabetes or other disease? Perhaps, your lifestyle is impaired by painful feet.
Our clinical professionals, Certified Pedorthists registered by the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics,and Pedorthics, will conduct an extensive examination of your feet. We will examine pressure points, circulation, temperature, foot ulceration, foot deformities., and normalcy of gait.
We will work with your physician to determine the best course of treatment for you, including shoes and inserts to correct your deformity and reduce pain.
Diabetic and Therpeutic Shoes
Medical conditions such as neuropathy, arthritis, poor circulation, and most notably diabetes can cause painful foot problems.
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut can have consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection.
Proper footwear is very important for preventing serious foot problems. They support your feet and allow them to “breathe.”
Socks and Foot Health Products
Home Health Products professionally fits and molds shoes for the impaired foot. A certified pedorthist will measure your foot, select a shoe for your foot,, and mold the insert to fit you perfectly.
Home Health Products carries a variety of socks and foot health products designed to reduce pain and promote health.
We offer several colors, brands, and styles of socks for the sensitive foot. Diabetic socks are made of natural fibers and contain no seams to irritate the foot.
Our foot health professionals will help you select from various products to ease your foot discomfort. Some items available are: corn protectors, arch supports, bunion splints, hammer toe splints, toe spacers., and much more.
Medicare Part B will cover one pair of diabetic shoes and three pair of shoe inserts per calendar year for diabetes patients who also have one of the following conditions: Previous amputation of the foot or part of the foot, history of previous foot ulceration, pre-ulcerative callous formation, foot neuropathy, foot deformity, or poor circulation.
Private insurance varies per plan. Home Health Products will gladly file your insurance for you.