Why choose orthotics from a chiropodist?
Although you can purchase orthotics from various clinics, keep in mind they are NOT all foot specialists, which are specifically trained in the assessment of the foot "your feet." A Chiropodist is a foot specialist. Would you go to a ear specialist for problems with your heart? This is why many people complain of their custom foot orthotics not helping their foot pain, this may very well be because they weren't made correctly for them.
Also because foot orthotics are not regulated devices (no governing body,) anyone can sell them BUT only "some" can make them correctly in a "non weight bearing position." Not from a foam box, upward shaping pins or from walking on a mat.
While you may have purchased orthotics from someone other than a chiropodist or foot specialist, chiropodists are fully trained in the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means (Chiropody act, 1991.)
Also, in most cases, insurance companies will only recognize prescriptions for orthotics from chiropodists, podiatrists or medical doctors. Hmm.. we wonder why...?