University Health Centre

Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Treatment)

The University Health Centre's podiatric physician/surgeon, Dr. Ravji, provides a number of specialized podiatric services. Dr. Ravji is able to treat foot, ankle and related ailments. All U of A students, staff and faculty are welcome to see Dr. Ravji at the UHC here in Edmonton.

Podiatry Services (foot & ankle)

Dr. Ravji’s services range from routine foot care to the evaluation, management and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of foot and ankle conditions. These include:

  • skin & nail issues
  • infection
  • injury
  • hammertoe
  • bunion
  • flat feet
  • arthritis
  • tendonitis
  • fascitis
  • amputation 
  • and others

Most services are fully covered under provincial health insurance.

Orthopedic Equipment

The University Health Centre and Dr. Ravji also offers a range of orthopedic gear, including:

  • crutches
  • custom orthotics
  • custom braces
  • below knee air casts
  • compression socks
  • diabetic socks

The student health plan and staff health plan may be able to cover a portion of the cost of select orthopedic equipment.

Steps for Reimbursement

These steps outline how to claim money from insurance for services or products. Please note that some services or products may not be fully covered under your extended insurance and you may have to pay a supplement or co-payment. Please make and retain photocopies of all receipts and paperwork for your own records. Additional documents may incur a surcharge.

To make a claim for Podiatry Services (Foot Services):

Submit the following documents to insurance:

  • Paid receipt 
  • Invoice indicating date of service, type of service, location, provider details

To make a claim for Compression Stockings:

Submit the following documents to insurance:

  • Signed and dated prescription from doctor indicating device and the pressure, for example: "Compression Stockings 20-30 mm Hg". 
  • Paid receipt
  • Invoice indicating date of service, device, quantity, location of service

To make a claim for Custom Orthotics:

Submit the following documents to insurance:

  • Signed and dated prescription from doctor indicating device and diagnosis, for example: "Custom Made Orthotics, Plantar fasciitis"
  • Invoice indicating date of service, device, quantity, location of service
  • Type of Impression obtained and lab process information sheet

Note: For certain insurance companies additional forms may be required to process claims for orthotics. In order to keep our costs low, we do not include forms or assessments in the fee for orthotics and such forms will require additional payment. 

  • Biomechanical Exam and Gait Analysis $50
  • Insurance Supplemental Form $50