Foot Orthoses - Treatment for Sore Feet

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There are numerous problems that affect our feet and many more solutions. The most important factor for treatment is to use the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual case. The use of foot orthoses (also known as inserts or orthotics) may be a part of the treatment plan for some sore feet. However, before jumping into foot orthoses, it is essential to ensure that the mechanics or physical structure is part of the problem.

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Foot Orthoses - Treatment for Sore Feet

  1. 1. Foot Orthosesa.k.a.Orthotics, Insoles or Arch Supports<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  2. 2. Foot Orthoses<br />Medical Devices used to:<br />support – fallen arches<br />align – biomechanical deformities<br />correct – alignment<br />cushion – boney prominences<br />protect – remove pressure from ulcerations<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  3. 3. How Do I Get Foot Orthoses?<br />Prescription from medical doctor<br />Visit to Certified Orthotist<br />Medical history<br />Physical exam<br />Gait analysis<br />Casting<br />Fabrication<br />Return visit for fitting<br />New gait analysis<br />Adjustments and follow-up<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  4. 4. Plaster Casting<br />Plaster of Paris is used to make an impression of the feet held in a corrected position<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  5. 5. Plaster cast is removed from the foot once hardened<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  6. 6. Plaster casts are filled with liquid plaster of Paris to create a positive shape of the feet<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  7. 7. Heated material is draped over plaster impression<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  8. 8. Vacuum is applied to form material to foot<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  9. 9. Finished Foot Orthoses<br />Foot Orthoses<br />
  10. 10. Thank You<br />For a free copy of this presentation, please contact Linda at lindalaakso@customorthotic.ca<br />www.customorthotic.ca<br />

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