Orthotics Q&A

Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed
9,450 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/2013
Our expert panelists discuss the importance of biomechanics in their practices and expound on how to properly apply biomechanic principles with orthotics as well as how to remake devices when patients complain that the orthoses are not right for them. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM
20,404 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2013
Can orthoses have a positive impact for conditions such as Achilles tendinosis, posterior insertional spurs on the calcaneus and plantar fasciitis? Our esteemed panel weighs in with their perspectives. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM, FACFAS
42,703 reads | 0 comments | 03/25/2013
These expert panelists examine the role of orthoses in the management of common clinical presentations such as bunions, hammertoes and Morton’s neuromas. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Alona Kashanian, DPM
11,114 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/2013
Our expert panelists discuss the role of orthotics, orthotic modifications and other conservative solutions for pregnant women, female athletes and CEOs in dress shoes. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D’Amico, DPM
11,724 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2012
These experienced panelists discuss the unique challenges of fabricating orthotics and creating modifications for various types of sports, high heels and Morton’s neuroma. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D'Amico, DPM
12,144 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2012
Given the common presentation of limb asymmetry, these panelists describe how leg length discrepancy affects orthotic prescription. They also offer insights on effective orthotic management of patients with heel pain. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Denise Freeman, DPM
17,186 reads | 1 comments | 05/23/2012
Our expert panelists discuss the pre-casting workup for orthotics, the advantages of plaster casting and the importance of checking range of motion. They also offer pointers on what you should look for before sending casts to the lab and troubleshooting when patients say their orthotics are not working correctly. | Continue reading
Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM
10,267 reads | 0 comments | 03/28/2012
These expert panelists explore the efficacy of orthoses for hallux limitus, the impact of orthotic devices on the kinetic chain and key considerations with topcovers. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM
21,593 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/2011
Are orthotics prescribed too much or are they underutilized when it comes to biomechanical issues in the lower extremity? In addition to emphasizing a tailored treatment approach for each patient, these experts also detail their casting methods and the standards they use to choose orthotic fabrication materials. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D'Amico, DPM
13,886 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2011
In addition to sharing their perspectives on rearfoot posting, these expert panelists discuss their approaches to assessing the effectiveness of their orthotic prescriptions and when it is time to replace orthoses. Q: How do you determine the type and amount of rearfoot posting you prescribe? A: Russell Volpe, DPM, prefers extrinsic rearfoot posting. He says it provides stability to the device along with the desired frontal plane correction. Dr. Volpe only switches to intrinsic rearfoot posting if there is a low volume in the counter of the intended shoe. | Continue reading