Pre-Fabricated Orthotics When feeling discomfort in your foot and ankle, prefabricated orthotic or pre-made orthotic (pre-formed orthotic) is a good place to start and an inexpensive way to discover whether a custom device or better footwear is necessary. There are a lot of different choices and it takes a knowledgeable professional to help you with this. These pre-made orthotics deliver the support you need and at the same time help realign your foot structure for a smoother, more confident gait. If you're affected by arch trouble, for the best results it's recommended that you install prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics into every pair of shoes you own. For example, your boots, heels and running shoes should all contain these healthful insoles.
Quality Pre-made Orthotics
Prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics are usually matched to your shoe size and then trimmed to fit. Prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics offer a generic arch profile and offer heel support. Prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics come in a variety of materials, are relatively low cost and easily available. These range from rubber or silicone heel cups to full-length viscoelastic or cork inserts. You can expect prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics to last around 6-12 months depending on the quality of materials used.
Pre-formed orthotics or pre-made orthotics’ advantages, one is that they are easily available (due to minimal waiting period) and the relatively low cost of materials. The cost will usually reflect the materials used in construction, any special factors, and a retailing markup. Recent studies have demonstrated a decrease in plantar fascitis symptoms and improved pronation control from simple prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics. Because prefabricated orthotics or pre-made orthotics are available universally, replacement is often accomplished quickly.
All these features and more are true about our Control360 range of pre-made orthotics. This range of polypropylene foot orthoses are 100% Australian owned and designed by Orthotech Laboratory, in consultation with multiple Podiatrists. Orthotech Laboratory is a leading Podiatric foot orthotic laboratory, they have manufactured hundreds of thousands of prescription orthoses over a 20 year period. There is plenty of experience behind Control360.
If you have a Podiatric addition like a met dome, PMP, arch pad, U shaped deflection you would like to add to a Control360 Orthoses then Orthotech Laboratory can make that happen for you. We have 3 shell designs,5 shell densities, up to 12 sizes per design and an unlimited additions and top covers.
5° Midfoot - Control360 Biomechanical Foot Orthoses is an excellent all-rounder polypropylene Pre-Fab foot orthotic. This design controls the rearfoot with a 5° intrinsic varus correction and midfoot support. It is designed to allow for 1st ray function and aid correct biomechanical propulsion throughout the gait cycle.
The 5° Midfoot Plus - Control360 Biomechanical Foot Orthoses design is like the 5° Midfoot - Control360 Biomechanical Foot Orthoses, with a half medial rearfoot stabilising post. It offers excellent rearfoot control for when both rearfoot and midfoot need support.
The 12° Rearfoot Wedge - Control360 Biomechanical Foot Orthoses is the go to Pre-Fab foot orthoses for a very flat foot. It is designed to control the rearfoot, medial to a medially deviated sub-talar joint axis. It offers minimal midfoot control. It is well tolerated by very flat feet. These orthotics are slightly thinner, and therefore slightly more flexible through the arch. We don’t want too much midfoot support in a rearfoot orthotic device.
Recently, Dr. Joe Southerland DPM, who is the Chief editor of the 4th edition of McGlamry's Comprehensive Textbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery has expressed interest in endorsing these Orthotics in the United States of America.
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