Pertinent Pearls On Custom Orthoses And Modifications

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Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM

   The process is a bit more complicated when the patient wears several different styles of shoes. For these patients, Dr. Levine says it is sometimes easier to cover only the orthotic device and not have an extension. As he points out, one can then accommodate each pair or style of shoe with various insoles in order to accept the orthotic devices.

   Dr. Jordan is a Past Associate Professor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Jordan is in private podopediatric practice in Smithtown, N.Y.

   Dr. Kirby is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Department of Applied Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Calif. He is in private practice in Sacramento, Calif.

   Dr. Levine is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He is in private practice and is the director and owner of the Frederick, Md.-based Walkright and Physician’s Footwear, a fully accredited pedorthic facility.   

   Dr. Romansky is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is in private practice at Healthmark Foot and Ankle Associates in Media and Phoenixville, Pa.

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