The Interpod Orthotics range is here!!
As part of the gait lab launch in January 2017, CoActive Physio will be offering an orthotics prescribing service, and we are very excited to have the Interpod range in the clinic.
Orthotics are not appropriate for everyone, and if we pick up deficiencies in your foot and ankle positioning during your biomechanical and gait analysis, then we will look at correcting muscle imbalances or kinetic control issues first, before trying orthotics. If muscle imbalances are the problem, then correcting “faulty foot position” with an orthotic will only serve to make the problem worse, as it will allow the imbalances to continue.
Having said all that, often orthotics are appropriate, and indeed necessary, and after much research CoActive Physio has chosen the Interpod orthotics range to offer our clients the most effective and cost efficient solution. It is important to us that we offer our clients affordable solutions without sacrificing quality. Interpod orthotics are “the next best thing to custom made orthotics” and a fraction of the price. They are supported by independent research and allow us as practitioners to prescribe orthotics appropriate for our clients – they are not a “one size fits all” solution – we are able to select different levels of support depending on the client’s needs and add additional features to make the orthotic more “bespoke” to the client.
The Interpod orthotics range was designed by a leading Podiatrist in the field, Craig Payne, and offer unique design features:
A choice of distinct orthotic materials for customised prescription
Differing arch heights for individual requirements
Rear foot wedge to resist excessive pronation forces
Windlass features to facilitate supination:
- Plantar fascial groove (decreases arch irritation)
- Rear foot wedge (offloads the medial column to facilitate windlass; inverts rear foot, improving biomechanical function and reducing the need for otherwise excessive arch height)
- 1st ray cut out (aids the first ray to plantar flex consequently enhancing the windlass mechanism)
- Cuboid notch (aides the first ray to plantar flex consequently enhancing the windlass mechanism)
** The windlass mechanism is a sequence of events whereby the plantar fascia is pulled tight, raising the arch and supinating the foot – resulting in a solid lever for toe off.
” There is no difference between custom-made foot orthoses and Interpod prefabricated foot orthoses for patient comfort and fit to footwear”
(Conclusion of independent university research)
INTERPOD – The Evolution and Reinvention of the Orthotic
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