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Custom Foot Orthoses Prescription for the Athlete

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Abstract

Treating a patient with the right custom orthotics, rather than a generic device, requires both an understanding of the pathomechanics of the symptoms or deformity and an understanding of the variety of materials available and the techniques to assemble them. This chapter will describe orthotic materials and explain their relationship to flexibilities as well as the various correction techniques, orthotic extensions, and additions to treat various pathologies.

Keywords

Orthotics Orthoses Orthotic materials Orthotic extensions and additions Medial skive Root-type orthotic Orthotic construction Pathology-specific orthoses Orthotic cast fill CFO Orthotic balancing Orthotic flexibility Polypropylene orthoses Direct milled orthoses Foot orthoses Athletic foot orthoses Vacuumed formed foot orthoses 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western University School of Podiatric MedicinePomonaUSA
  2. 2.ProLab OrthoticsNapaUSA

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