Prefab or Custom Orthoses 1st Pair

If you are looking for the cost of a 2nd pair click here

What's the difference between prefab and custom orthoses?

  • Some clinical trials report similar outcomes, such as pain reduction, when treating foot or lower leg conditions with prefab or custom orthoses.

  • Prefab orthoses may wear out quicker compared to custom orthoses due to the different materials used in each.

  • Prefab orthoses fit and function better with 'average' shaped feet.

  • Custom orthoses may fit better in a wider range of shoes due to their less bulky design, both orthoses work well in shoes with a removable inner.

  • Custom orthoses work better when specific custom modifications are required to improve foot function.

  • If you have private health insurance, your total out of pocket cost may be less with a custom orthosis if your health insurance doesn't rebate on prefab orthoses.

Prefab Orthoses (1st pair):

  • F118 Biomechanical assessment $75.00

  • F240 Prefab orthosis (single) $40.00 x 2 (left and right) $80.00

  • F271 Plantar forefoot padding or heel raise temporary additions (single) $5.00 per addition

  • F229 Medial or lateral wedge temporary additions (single) $6.00 per addition

  • F385 Medial or lateral wedge permanent addition (single) $30.00 per addition

  • F010 Established patient brief service (orthoses fitting, if separate consult required) $50.00

  • F010 Established patient brief service (orthoses review, if separate consult required) $50.00

Total* prefab cost: Minimum $80.00 to Maximum $325.00 (less with private health insurance rebate)

Total* prefab cost includes:

  1. One year warranty on orthoses shell and permanent wedging

  2. One month warranty on temporary additions

Custom Orthoses (1st pair):

  • F118 Biomechanical assessment $75.00

  • F301 Negative model of one foot - 3D digital scan $40.00 x 2 (left and right) $80.00

  • F221 Custom made orthosis (single) $180.00 x 2 (left and right) $360.00

  • F010 Established patient brief service (orthoses fitting) $50.00

  • Orthoses review (any review or adjustment required in the first 2 months) $0.00

Total* custom cost: $565.00 (less with private health insurance rebate)

Total* custom cost includes:

  1. Any orthoses reviews or adjustments required in the first 2 months

  2. One year warranty on orthoses covers

  3. Four year warranty on orthoses shell and post

 

*Additional treatment unrelated to the orthoses during the assessment, fitting or review consultations may incur an additional charge. 

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