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Improving quality and lowering the cost of the Orthopedic episode.

The Arthritis & Injury Care Centre is a privately owned orthopedic company with six clinic locations and over 25 certified specialists Atlantic Canada. We are committed to providing timely health care consultations, quality orthopedic products, and services to assist your patients’ mobility needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do patients need a medical referral/prescription?

    Do patients need a medical referral/prescription?

    A medical referral/prescription is not needed to see a Brace Specialist, Pedorthist, Podiatrist, or Dietitian. However, most insurance companies require a medical referral/prescription in order to reimburse for services and/or products purchased. We will work with patients to collect all insurance information needed.

    If a patient needs to see one of our Orthopedic Consultants then a medical referral would be required by a physician. This allows for them to see the appropriate specialist at the appropriate time, which can also help to reduce wait times.

  • Do patients need an appointment?

    Do patients need an appointment?

    An appointment is not required. An appointment will guarantee that patients are seen at the time scheduled but we understand that circumstances do not always allow for this and we will make sure we accommodate all our customers and patients.

  • Does provincial health care (MSI/Medicare) cover the costs at Arthritis & Injury Care Centre?

    Does provincial health care (MSI/Medicare) cover the costs at Arthritis & Injury Care Centre?

    We are a private company whose services are not covered by MSI or Medicare. Part or complete service and/or product costs are often covered under most insurance plans. At the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre we will help to obtain all coverage information for the patient and will bill directly any companies that allow it. This includes private insurance companies, Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB), Community Services, and more

    Appointments with our Orthopedic Consultants ARE covered by MSI/Medicare.

  • How do patients know if private insurance will cover the service and/or products?

    How do patients know if private insurance will cover the service and/or products?

    As a service to eliminate any confusion, the Arthritis and Injury Care Centre offers to contact the patient’s private insurance company, to find out all specific insurance coverage details on their behalf.

    If estimates are required by an insurance company, to determine coverage, an estimate will be sent at no charge.

    The Arthritis and Injury Care Centre will bill directly all insurance companies and policies that allow for this service. We will walk patients all the way through this process either way.

  • Is there a warranty on purchased products?

    Is there a warranty on purchased products?

    Yes most products do have a warranty – for more details on all our product warranties please contact us.

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Common Treatments

  • Nail Care / Foot Care

    Podiatrists perform professional nail care using sterilized stainless steel instruments. If you have unsightly nails, thickened nails, ingrown nails, fungal nails, or if you are diabetic, Podiatrist will provide safe and effective treatment for every patient. Podiatrists also safely debride and remove callous, corns, crack heels, heel fissures, etc.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis is the most common foot pathology seen where patients experience pain in the medial arch and heel area. Hallmark signs and symptoms include pain when getting out of bed in the morning, and towards the end of the day as they have been on their feet during the day. Also palpating the medial heel tubercle and along the plantar fascia ligament will elicit pain.

    Our Podiatrist uses a four step approach when treating these patients: 1. Proper footwear 2. Daily stretching, strengthening, massage, and icing exercises. 3. Foot Manipulation and Mobilization Therapy 4. Custom Foot Orthotics for long term biomechanical support. In chronic and difficult cases, corticosteroid injections and shockwave therapy can be used as well.

  • Custom Orthotics

    Every orthotic is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, lifestyle, and condition. We offer custom orthotics for all ages from children to seniors.

    When assessing a patient for custom orthotics, we perform a full biomechanical examination which includes: non-weight bearing and weight bearing evaluation, gait analysis, footwear assessment, range of motion assessment, muscle, vascular, and neurological assessment. We take negative molds of the patient’s feet using various techniques including: plaster casting, STS sock casting, foam box impressions, and the latest 3D laser foot scanners.

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