Sole Supports Custom Orthotics
Sole Supports are custom fit orthotics that are created from a mold of your feet. This allows the orthotic to maintain constant contact with the soles of your feet. This contact will provide full support to your arch, giving you the corrected posture that you need.
Before we can make a truly custom device, we have to cast your feet in a very specific way in order to capture the corrected position we want the orthotic to impose on your foot. If you just stepped in a box of foam, we would capture all that is wrong about your feet: the fallen arch, the splayed forefoot, etc. That is why our providers are carefully trained in our casting technique and why we only accept orders from providers trained in our techniques.
No one makes orthotics like we do. It costs more to make them, we have to reject casts that are not done well enough, we only take orders from providers who have had our training and we have to do our work carefully and thoroughly in order for you to be comfortable. But the good news is, once we have bothered to do all that, we have created an orthotic that really works the way it is supposed to. We actually change how a foot functions on the ground.
Copley High Heel Orthotics
The Copley is made to do two things.
Firstly, by moving some of the downward force of the body onto the distal aspect of the plantar calcaneus, less downward force is on the ball of the foot, increasing comfort. The force has to go somewhere. We simply redirect it to the proximal medial arch and away from the ball of the foot. It is still in full contact, so the force is distributed evenly over a larger area, eliminating hot spots and most importantly, taking as much pressure as possible off of the ball of the foot.
Secondly, the Copley TM is encouraging the footintoMASS posture. The function of the foot, although limited by severe ankle plantarflexion, should improve. Biomechanically, the high heel orthotic is not meant to have the level of functional correction that a standard MASS Posture Sole Support has. The shoe geometry will simply not allow it. Stride length is less and the foot is already in a supinated propulsive posture due to the degree of plantarflexion of the forefoot.