ORTHOTICS – Custom & Off Shelf
Many different kinds of in-shoe devices are referred to as “orthotics” (medical term – ORTHOSES). Insoles, arch supports and other ready-made products including “stand on the box” systems that deliver on-the-spot solutions are not custom orthotics. Nor are the orthotic systems that have you walk across a special mat. Despite the colourful pictures, these systems only measure pressure; they do not and cannot capture the unique 3-dimensional shape of your foot.
Custom-Made Prescription Orthotics can only be made after a thorough biomechanical assessment and accurate orthotic design (prescription) using true 3-dimensional impressions of your feet taken by an appropriately qualified foot healthcare professional.
Paris Orthotics’ Pedorthists, working with your physiotherapist, make many difference types of orthotics for a wide range of conditions and an even wider range of activities. Every foot and foot condition is different and so is every orthotic we make.
A selection of premium quality casual sandals with integrated prescription functional orthoses for the ultimate in Fit, Function and Comfort.
Vasyli Semi Custom Orthotics
Vasyli Custom Medium Density – Full length
Designed for the “average” patient with general orthotic needs, blue density orthotics provide excellent biomechanical contro
Vasyli Easy Fit
This model features a lateral cut-away providing an easy fit into hard-to-fit footwear, including men’s loafers & ladies (low-heeled) dress shoes and cleats. Ideal for both narrow and wide fitting footwear.
Vasyli Rearfoot Posting
When a ‘Rearfoot Varus’ is present, then occasionally extra wedging is needed to enhance the controlling aspect of the device you are using. A ‘Rearfoot Varus’ is defined as the combination of the Subtalar Neutral and Tibial Varum components which is the Neutral Calcaneal Stance Position.
VASYLI Rearfoot wedges have a 2 degree or a 4 degree inclination and are made from firm (red) density EVA for maximum effect and long-term wear. Wedging becomes important when dealing with any pronatory condition. Rearfoot wedging itself is necessary to change the timing of the pronatory phases and to help control the level of excessive pronation present in most of these conditions.
Most wedging occurs on the medial aspect of the calcaneus to increase inversion at the Subtalar Joint, and reinstate the structural integrity of the foot and alignment of the lower limb. Although the device helps to relieve the stress that pronatory disorders tend to cause, we have found that patients benefit greatly from having the orthotic device wedged at an appropriate angle to increase the level of effect.
Metatarsal Raise (Met Dome):
Some patients suffer from forefoot problems such as Metatarsalgia, Interdigital Neuritis or Neuromas etc, although some of these problems are controllable with the use of foot devices, occasionally the metatarsal area needs extra lift to further support the structure. The metatarsal raise is placed on top of the device and its front lip fits flush on the end of the orthotic, it is usually placed in the centre of the device, to lift the middle 3 metatarsals, but can be shifted slightly to the lateral or medial side of the device midline for extra support of the 4th Metatarsal or 2nd metatarsal.