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Is it a Custom Orthotic or Not

Let the Patient/Consumer Beware !

Orthotics are medical appliances that are inserted into the shoes to effect an alteration in the biomechanical functioning of the foot and the pedal posture which in turn exerts an influence on the ankle, knee, hip and lower back.  When properly prescribed they can be a very effective therapeutic modality in treating a variety of lower extremity and related structural and postural musculoskeletal problems.  Unfortunately, it seems in recent years the term "orthotic" has become diluted to mean almost any kind of an insole that is placed in a shoe with the promised hope of achieving some clinical benefit...


Is it a Custom Orthotic or Not

Let the Patient/Consumer Beware !

Orthotics are medical appliances that are inserted into the shoes to effect an alteration in the biomechanical functioning of the foot and the pedal posture which in turn exerts an influence on the ankle, knee, hip and lower back.  When properly prescribed they can be a very effective therapeutic modality in treating a variety of lower extremity and related structural and postural musculoskeletal problems.  Unfortunately, it seems in recent years the term "orthotic" has become diluted to mean almost any kind of an insole that is placed in a shoe with the promised hope of achieving some clinical benefit...

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http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/sole_patrol/  -  Link to CBC Marketplace Investigation re: Orthotics and Fradulent Practices

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