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Adult & Pediatric Orthoses
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Diabetic Care
Therapeutic shoes/inserts


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We provide a mobile, evidence-based, patient-focused Orthotic and Pedorthic service to Northern Colorado and surrounding communities. With 15 years of experience, we have developed an unparalleled approach to service, placing patients over profits.

Leverage O&P treats the patient holistically, taking into account their daily activities and vocational needs, as well as their recreational interests. When each member of the rehabilitation team utilizes their professional strengths to effectively communicate with each other and with the patient, positive relationships are built and functional outcomes are achieved.

Adult & Pediatric Orthoses

Lower extremity Orthoses are braces and supports designed for the foot, ankle, knee, and hip.  Lower extremity Orthoses can work independently or in conjunction with one another to create a wide variety of bracing options from simple foot Orthoses to complex Orthotic designs that encompass the entire lower extremity.  Lower extremity Orthoses are denoted by acronyms of the anatomy the Orthosis supports.  Some examples are F.O. (Foot Orthoses), A.F.O. (Ankle Foot Orthoses) pictured left, and K.A.F.O. (Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses).
Upper Extremity Orthoses

Upper extremity Orthoses are braces that involve the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.  The upper extremity is used for many different functional tasks compared to that of the lower extremity and therefore requires a different set of materials, design strategies, and fabrication skills.  Like the lower extremity, upper extremity Orthoses are divided into custom fabricated and pre-fabricated Orthoses.  Upper extremity Orthoses are further divided into the level of anatomical support the Orthosis provides. Some examples are HO (Hand Orthosis), WHO (Wrist Hand Orthosis), EO (Elbow Orthosis), and EWHO (Elbow Wrist Hand Orthosis) pictured left.

Spinal OrthosesSpinal Orthoses are those braces that involve the neck and back. Spinal Orthoses are used in a variety of ways, but in general these Orthoses are used for support and pain management of the spine and surrounding structures due to trauma, congenital disorders, and other pathological disorders of the spine such as idiopathic Scoliosis. These Orthoses can be custom fabricated or pre-fabricated. As with other Orthoses, Spinal Orthoses are described by acronyms of the anatomical areas in which the Orthoses assists, resists, or stops motion. Pictured left is a gentleman wearing a pre-fabricated type of Cervical Thoracic Orthosis (C.T.O.)

Plaster cast for deposits

Custom fabricated Orthoses are designed and fabricated specifically for a patient’s anatomical presentation. This usually involves obtaining a cast or impression of the patient’s anatomy to design and fabricate an Orthosis with a definitive goal in mind. The materials and craftsmanship involved in this process are substantially more complex than that of a pre-fabricated Orthosis. The picture to the left depicts positive molds for custom foot Orthoses.

Pre-fabricated Orthoses are designed and fabricated by manufacturers without a patient’s specific anatomical presentation in mind.  The materials are usually comprised of soft, pliable materials that are reinforced with metal or plastic stays so the support may be custom fitted to the patient’s body.

Diabetic Care

Medicare will cover therapeutic shoes and inserts for people with diabetes.  A patient is limited to one pair of shoes and up to 3 pairs of inserts and/or shoe modifications per the calendar year.

In order for the shoes and inserts to be covered by Medicare, the steps below must be followed. The process may seem a bit confusing, but if the steps are followed accordingly, this should help expedite the process. All three forms that are required to complete the process are located below and can be downloaded and printed off by either you and/or your physician.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns about the process please give our office a call at 970.372.1273

A quick guide on how to qualify and receive shoes and inserts from Medicare.

These steps are intended to be used as a reference guide only and are not intended to be a complete review of any Medicare program.  Please consult with your physician.

Get certification that you need diabetic footwear from a certifying physician.  This is the physician managing your diabetes and must be either a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO).  They may certify that you qualify for one pair of diabetic shoes and three pairs of diabetic inserts per year if you have Diabetes Mellitus AND one of the following conditions:

  1. Previous amputation of the other foot, or part of the other foot, or
  2. History of previous foot ulceration of either foot, or
  3. History of pre-ulcerative calluses of either foot, or
  4. Peripheral neuropathy with evidence of callus formation of either foot, or
  5. Poor circulation in either foot.

If your doctor certifies that you qualify for diabetic shoes and inserts, your medical record should be updated accordingly.

Get a prescription from a Prescribing Practitioner.

This is where it sometimes gets confusing.  Your certifying physician has to be an MD or a DO that is managing your diabetes.  A prescribing physician can be a variety of medical professionals listed below that issues a prescription for diabetic shoes and insets after an in-person consult with the patient.

The person prescribing can be the same MD or DO from Step 1 or:

A different MD or DO                     Physician’s Assistant (PA)

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)        Doctor of Podiatry (DPM)

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Receive your shoes and inserts from a qualified supplier.

The person filling your prescription and supplying you with shoes can be any of the people from Step 2 or any other qualified provider, such as a Pedorthist, Orthotist, or Prosthetist.

To make this process easier Leverage O&P has included all of the documents needed to be filled out by your physician available for you to download.


Physician Forms for Diabetic Shoes
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Please print and fax them back to Leverage O&P, LLC: 970.797.1865


Craig Henry, Certified Orthotist, Pedorthist created Leverage O&P with the intention to not be part of any organization that has such a singular focus on money at the expense of others’ well-being. Having experienced unethical conditions in the O&P profession has helped clarify Leverage O&P’s direction. Through principle and knowledge, Craig has the ambition to provide a service that places patients over profits, service over self-indulgence, and heart over hustle. Craig graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and then went on to obtain his Orthotics education at Northwestern’s Feinberg school of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He now lives in Fort Collins with his wife and 3 daughters. With over 15 years of experience in both adult and pediatric Orthoses, Craig believes he can provide a higher standard of care to his patients than what currently exists in Colorado.

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Currently we only accept Medicare,Medicaid,and Tricare Insurances