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We are aware that a 3D printed insole and pressure plate combination is now available to create an insole. Please do not confuse an insole with a biomechanically-corrected custom made foot orthosis.

A custom made foot orthotic needs a full replica of the foot; e.g. a plaster cast or a non-weight bearing foam impression. For the last few years we’ve utilized scanners to replicate a three-dimensional view of the foot. However, not all scanners are created equal. Some “scanners” are merely pressure plates that do not give a contour of the foot. Pressure plates only note pressure points. They are good for relieving pressure only - as there is no additional information, such as arch height, it will only produce an insole without corrections. Why use 3D printing with a one-dimensional scan?

Functional Foot Orthosis (as it relates to custom made foot orthosis) – An orthotic device that is contoured to the plantar, medial, lateral & posterior aspect of a replication of the foot to control or reduce abnormal motion or abnormal position of the foot, & to control the abnormal motion or abnormal position of the lower extremity that is affected by the position and/or motion of the foot. When applicable, modifications such as wedging or posting are utilized to control foot motion or position.image.png

A lab must have a three-dimensional view of the foot. Our E-Z-SCAN™  system gives us a three-dimensional view of the foot.

A variety of corrections are still available that we offer to address specific conditions. A few of these conditions may be: Rigid plantarflexed first ray-Turf Toe, Fractured or broken ray, Metatarsalgia, Plantar fasciitis, Morton’s Toe, Heel bruise or heel spur, Achilles tendonitis, Hyper-pronation, Hyper-supination, Knee internally or externally rotated, and Sesamoiditis.

To biomechanically correct a foot you must have a three-dimensional view of the foot and not just a foot print. No “bells & whistles” - just biomechanical results. When 3D printing is ready, we will be there.

Jack Kaeufer, President

Brenda Baublitz, Orthotic Technician

Cody Gankiewicz, C.Ped

Lucy Mohr, C.Ped

Steve Kaeufer, C.Ped

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MAATA MEETING

Friday May 27, 2016 10:17:04 AM

Four men at the 2016 MAATA meeting

 

VA Beach-Foot Management was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Trainers Association (MAATA) meeting in Virginia Beach. The three day MAATA meeting consists of athletic trainers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. 

Pictured left to right: John Kasik, C.Ped, ATC of Sports Medicine at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Lee Cohen, DPM doctor for the Philidelphia Eagles, Steve Kaeufer C.Ped and Cody Gankiewicz of Foot Management Inc. 

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FOOT MANAGEMENT CUSTOM ORTHOTICS

Friday October 4, 2013 12:52:51 PM

Foot Management Custom Orthotics Are

Made With Pride By People Who Care

Read about how our company differs from many other orthotic labs

“When close enough is not good enough”

All foot orthotics are not created equal. There are many labs now saying they make custom foot orthotics…NOT SO! Some labs are using premade shells to fabricate their so called “custom” orthotics. This is called a library; these shells come in lengths and widths just like buying a pair of shoes. “Close but no cigar.” Some labs use premade insoles that can be heated and shaped. These are good for immediate application and relief, but not for chronic foot problems due to the fact that they do not address the full biomechanics of the foot and lose their shape. Other labs say they found the perfect foot shape however no two feet are the same. That is like saying they found the perfect eye and their glasses will make everybody see better. In our present day of mass production, it is difficult for companies to produce pure custom work. Foot Management still manufactures their orthotics by the Root and Weed standards and the pedorthic method “Subtalar neutral and to allow the foot to be a mobile adaptor.” We scan the foot, cast or impression, and from this scan with over 9,000 reference points of the plantar surface of the foot, we are able, with our customized computer program to place the foot in a neutral position. First, we place the calcaneus in a neutral position and then we move to the forefoot, just behind the met heads and post. Then we make full contact with the plantar surface of the foot including the arch. This full contact supports and cradles the foot in a neutral position, which is the ultimate objective of the basic foot orthotic. We can then add our corrections and accommodations (i.e.) lifts, pockets, plantar fascia grooves, Jones fractures, achilles tendonitis, Turf Toe® accommodations, heel bruises, Morton’s toe pads or extensions for various foot pathologies. Many other accommodations can accompany your custom made foot orthotics.

Foot Management is a pedorthic lab with 38 years experience. That is why our slogan is “Made with Pride by People Who Care”

If you would like to receive more information please let us know.

Thank you for your time,

Jack CEO, Lucy C. Ped, Steve C.Ped, Brenda, Cody

 

Foot Management is:

Prescription Foot Orthotics Laboratory Association Founding Member

Prescription Foot Orthotics Laboratory Association Accredited Laboratory

Founding Member of the Pedorthic Footwear Association

Corporate Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association

 

Made With Pride by People Who Care

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