Orthotic Instructions
- Jul 06, 2018 -


Orthotic Instructions



Your foot management orthosis is made from the finest materials. The body or outer shell of the orthosis usually lasts for 5 years or more, depending on the patient's weight and activity. If you need to clean the orthosis, it is best to gently wipe the top surface with mild soap and water. Avoid immersing yourself in your orthosis. If they get wet, remove them from the shoes and let them dry. If your orthosis requires repair or replacement of the top cover, please contact our office.Due to the wide variety of footwear used, and for your convenience, you may wish to have more than one orthosis. Your scan will be saved for 5 years.


Your new orthosis is customised on your unique foot with digital laser scanning and is designed to provide maximum comfort and proper biomechanical control to meet your specific needs. Initially your body needs time to adapt to this new "foot posture." It is important to follow the recommended intrusion plan to prevent any unnecessary discomfort or injury. Excessive use of the orthosis during running-in may result in foot/bow discomfort or blisters, as well as ankle, knee, hip or back pain. If these symptoms occur, follow the instructions in the room instructions to reduce or suspend use. Make sure your shoes are in good condition and are not damaged. Excessively worn shoes can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the device. It is recommended to install a new orthosis on the new shoes.


Full length design: Remove any existing sock lining or insole from the shoe. Some shoes have a sock pad that sticks to it. These may need to be removed to provide enough space for your new orthosis. If they are too large to fit in the shoe, it can cause the top cover to wrinkle. If this happens, remove the sock pad from the shoe and carefully follow the shape of the toe and trim the braces with scissors after the heel is placed. Be careful not to cut too much. The aligner should be placed flat on the bottom of the shoe, requiring only minimal "swinging". Place the orthosis in the shoe with the orthosis and place it back into the heel cup as far as possible. When putting on your shoes, make sure the braces are completely retained at the back of the heel counter. Once you put on your shoes, the braces should make your feet feel quite natural. They should provide contact throughout the sole of the foot. It is normal to feel that the aligner is slightly more or different in one foot than in the other in the first few weeks. The orthosis also has unique characteristics that allow you to feel different pressure points and may require additional run-in time in these areas, even if you have worn the orthosis before.