About our service
We provide inpatient and outpatient pedorthotic services for people who have a variety of foot conditions. Our team of health professionals will assess, modify and fit footwear and foot orthoses (insoles) to meet our client’s needs.
How to access our service
To obtain a new device, it is required to obtain a written referral from a health professional, general practitioner or specialist doctor. The original or a copy of the referral can be forwarded directly to our department. The Pedorthist is part of our outpatient clinic services teams at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre site and the vascular surgery / leg ulcer clinic located at the Halifax Infirmary site of the Capital Health.
If an existing device is in need of repair, clients can self refer (no need for a written referral from a doctor). Please contact the department’s reception to make an initial report.
The costs of obtaining a footwear device may be covered by:
- Private Insurance
- Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)
- First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health
- Community Services
Please contact the insurer directly to find out what portion of the device is covered and what portion you will be required to pay.
Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
1341 Summer Street
1st Floor (across from cafeteria)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel: (902) 473 -1299 or (902) 473-1222
Fax: (902) 473-1235
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
|James Adderson, Program Manager|
Tel: (902) 473-1383
|Hannah Abel Armstrong, Professional Practice Coordinator|
Tel: (902) 473 -1257