Foot orthotics are designed to realign a troublesome foot back into it's natural and designed form. Professionals refer to it as a sub-talor neutral alignment and getting a foot to that position can take some work. Orthotist's must first view the foot during static standings, and under dynamic walking, then a professional can manipulate the foot as close as they can to a sub-talor neutral position. For years the process required some sort of casting or impression, they scanners came about and we were able to scan the foot to get a digital impression. Now using Sols proprietary Stereo Photogrammetry software we are able to capture the patient's foot in multiple positions to get a 3D rendering of the foot. Then using advanced algorithms and computer software we can manipulate the digital foot to exactly where we want it. Rod O'Connor stated "Using this technology we can get a truly unique perspective of the foot on the computer and do exactly what we want. We no longer have to hand form a plaster model, or stare at a dull 2D model on the computer. This technology gives me total control."
Furthermore using very advanced rapid printing technology a perfect orthotic can now be designed. No longer are foot orthotics bound by the properties of one material like in the past. Thick or thing, Rigid or flexible, a printed orthotic can be as custom as it needs to be. 3D printing has opened up new doors and allowed orthotists to design custom foot orthotics that would have been nearly impossible to create only a few years ago.
Whether you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or just plain old flat feet a custom foot orthotic is an easy and simple way to help fix your ailment. Give O'Connor Orthopedic & Prosthetic a call to schedule a free consultation for a pair of foot orthotics. Often these are covered by insurance and we also offer financing on all goods we sell. Please contact O'Connor Orthopedic at 714.635.2650