Orthotics Q&A

Guest Clinical Editor: Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS
9,671 reads | 2 comments | 05/26/2014
Acknowledging changes in the way podiatry students learn orthotic therapy, these experts discuss how such changes affect the quality of casting, and how young practitioners can gain casting experience. They also discuss common questions from prescribing podiatrists and debate the value of over-ground weightbearing scanners. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed
6,532 reads | 0 comments | 03/20/2014
These expert panelists expound on replacing orthoses, determining which type of orthoses to fabricate and what types of shoes patients should wear with orthoses. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Bijan Najafi, PhD
20,102 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2014
These expert panelists discuss the pros and cons of custom foot orthoses and their biomechanical benefits, whether ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) can prevent falls in older patients, and how to prescribe orthotics for older patients. | Continue reading
Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO
27,324 reads | 0 comments | 09/17/2013

These expert panelists share their approach to limb length discrepancies and the roles that orthotics and orthotic modifications can play in addressing these discrepancies. They also offer pearls on conservative care for Morton’s syndrome.

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Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed
9,786 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
23,968 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
48,912 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.

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Guest Clinical Editor: Alona Kashanian, DPM
12,441 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
12,350 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
13,098 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