If our Certified Pedorthist and/or Certified Orthotist determines that a foot orthoses is an appropriate treatment option, then the patient is cast in a non-weight bearing subtalar neutral position. Other methods are used depending on the clinical assessment and requirements of the patient’s condition.
The orthoses are then custom fabricated from these casts. Moulds are poured and modified to correct joint position. A variety of material combinations are used to achieve both patient comfort and biomechanical control. The fabrication time is approximately two weeks. During the fitting appointment the device is applied and fine tuned for exact fit and comfort. Follow up appointments are encouraged and if further modifications are required they are completed immediately.
Material selection from which the orthoses are made are based on the biomechanical and pathological needs of the patient.