The Performance Orthotics Lower Extremity Care Program
Our organization has developed a program that provides physicians with the assurance that their patients will receive the highest level of care.
We are a custom orthotics manufacturer providing in-house biomechanical assessments and delivering state-of-the-art orthotics using the latest foot-mapping technology. We strive to provide the highest standard of patient and doctor care.
For years we have implemented our Program in over 45 clinics across North America. In working with leading orthopaedic surgeons and family physicians, our products are used in such leading institutes as Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Duke University Hospital and Brown's University in Rhode Island. The primary goal of the program is the elimination of foot, ankle, knee, back and hip ailments that cause pain and suffering to patients everyday.
Our program provides doctors patients with the following:
• complete biomechanical assessment by professionally trained clinicians
• biomechanical report delivered to the referring physician
• full-service laboratory manufacturing high-performance custom crafted orthotics
• ongoing patient care (fittings, follow-ups, product guarantee)
• a complete in-house lower extremity patient care program
We are confident that our product, service and care will exceed your expectations and will add significant value to your practice.
Quick Reference Guide & Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my patient is a candidate for custom-orthotics?
About 90 percent of all common lower extremity pain, including osteoarthritis, is caused by abnormal biomechanical forces. Just as faulty wheel alignment in a car can result in tire wear and tear, the abnormal forces due to misalignment affecting your lower limbs can cause early wear and tear in the joints of the feet resulting in pain throughout the entire body.
With proper mechanical adjustments through wearing custom orthotics, further wear and tear can be prevented and pain can be drastically reduced or even eliminated altogether in many cases.
The following are conditions which could be related to faulty foot mechanics and can be confirmed by a proper clinical assessment:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achillies Tendonitis
- Pes Planus
- Pes Cavus
- Hammer Toes
- Knee Pain
- Patellar Femoral Syndrome
HIP & BACK
- Low Back Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fracture
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
What are my obligations?
There are no obligations on your part. All you need to do is check your diagnosis, sign the provided prescription pad and have the patient call us. We will handle it from there.
What type of time commitment?
There is no time commitment. You are simply completing a script and referring your patient.
The only change is that you know where your patients are going.
How do I know that my patients are getting good care?
Performance Orthotics clinicians have the educational background and have been thoroughly trained by Performance Medical Group on treatment protocols and our proprietary dynamic gait analysis system. Glenn Copeland D.P.M., who has been treating high-profile athletes for over 20 years, created the gait analysis software and orthotics. Our consultants, Dr. Robert Anderson, Dr. Hodges Davis and Dr. Mark Myerson, are three of the top foot/ankle surgeons in the world and have developed the protocols for treating each pathology.
What do I tell my patients?
Tell your patients that you are referring them to Performance Medical Group who will use a computer scanning system to analyze the biomechanics of their lower extremity and determine if orthotics are appropriate for their condition.
If the patient asks about cost you should tell them there is no charge for the assessment. The Performance Orthotics clinician will discuss any costs based on the recommended treatment for each individual patient.
What will my patients be charged after the initial orthotic cost?
Nothing. There is no cost for follow-up visits or any adjustments that may be required.
How many times can a patient come back to see the clinician for refits or adjustments?
As many as necessary. We recommend a follow up appointment within one to two months after the initial fitting. This ensures the orthotics are doing what they are intended to do. If any adjustments are required they will be done at no cost to the patient.
What if the orthotics do not help?
Our intentions are to work with the patient until they have reached an acceptable level of comfort. Remember, adjustments are at no cost to the patient. If all adjustments prove to be ineffective the patient is covered by our 45-day money back guarantee.
Custom Knee Bracing
How to refer your patients:
Simply give your patient a referral form to Performance Medical Group indicating that a Custom knee brace is prescribed and indicate whether the prescription is for an Osteoarthritis Brace or for a Ligament Brace. Send a copy of a standing x-ray report, especially if you are prescribing an osteoarthritis brace
What your patient should expect:
- Your patient will be measured and custom fitted with the appropriate knee brace.
- The custom knee brace should take approximately 10-14 days to arrive and then your patient will be fitted.
- Follow-up will be done with your patient to make sure that the patient is fully satisfied with their new knee brace.
- There is a life-time warranty on the custom knee brace structure.