Custom Orthotics
  • The Custom Orthotics process begins with a foot assessment

  • We use the print to determine pressure points

  • We take measurements of the foot to ensure precision

  • We use a foam box to take a cast of your feet

  • Rick uses dynamic casting

  • This ensures the most accuracy

  • The completed foam box casting

  • Extending the toes

  • mixing plaster for creating the mold

  • The plaster needs to be mixed throughly to avoid cracking

  • Pouring the plaster into the mould

  • We need to make sure the plaster settles

  • A completed mould

  • The mould needs to be sanded

  • To remove any imperfections and excess plaster

  • Grinding is completed to get a smooth mould

  • We then measure and mark the metatarsal pad

  • Once marked, the area is ground down

  • The mould is then used to create the orthotic

  • The orthotic can either be a soft or rigid orthotic

  • We use vacuum compression to shape the orthotic to the mould

  • A shaped Rigid orthotic

  • The orthotic is then ground down

  • In a process called prepping the post

  • A prepped rigid orthotic

  • A piece of dense rubber is cut out

  • To be placed on the bottom of the orthotic

  • The rubber is then heated in preparation…

  • To be glued to the bottom of the orthotic

  • The orthotic then goes through another round of grinding

  • to ensure they are flat and will sit properly in your shoe

  • A completed orthotic.

See the Process

Ensuring that our clients can walk, run, jog and move without discomfort is our goal and we have found that the only way to achieve our goal is to create a custom handcrafted orthotic.

This process takes time, precision and passion. Take a look at the slider and see the process we undergo on each and every pair of orthotics we make

The two most common conditions that bring painful feet walking through the door at Fodemesi Health Step are:
Plantar Fasciitis and Interdigital Neuroma

Plantar Fasciitis:

Wearing shoes with inadequate support increase the risk of Plantar fasciitis.  This condition involves pain and inflammation in a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes.  Sufferers usually have stabbing pain first thing in the morning.  The pain might decrease with more activity but after long periods of standing or movement after sitting, the pain will return.

Sufferers get help and relief from their custom orthotics at Fodemesi Health Step!  In addition, our customers learn about proper shoe fitting to avoid risking continued irritation the tissue known as plantar fascia.

 

Interdigital Neuroma:

This painful affliction is a condition that can be described as a compression on nerve fibers in the web spaces of the toes.  Typically the location is between the third and fourth  toes but can also occur in the area between the second and third toes.

Sufferers experience sharp, burning or tingling sensations.  The pain radiates towards the other toes.

Identifying the compression early is important.  Broader footwear is recommended and a custom foot orthotic from Fodemesi Health Step will reduce stress on the nerve, thereby helping to reduce inflammation within the nerve tissue.

Our Orthotics

Our in-house lab manufactures casted, custom orthotics. Casting styles include both dynamic foam box casting and plastic slipper casts while your foot is in a prone position.

IETEC Orthotics

We also implement the IETEC CAD/CAM orthotics system. We only scan foam box casts because direct scans are not as accurate, simply because you cannot lock the subtalar joint with that particular scan. After scanning your feet, the information is then digitized into the CAD/CAM software. Our technicians then design the orthotic onscreen. A four plane CNC mill cuts the molds for C.I.M.-PUR (polyurethane injection molding). These orthotics are one piece, not laminated with adhesives. The result is a more durable custom orthotic that will not come unglued. C.I.M.-PUR allows us to embed stiffening or cushioning where our technician decides it is required and then we inject a mold of polyurethane around the embedded feature in the orthotics.

 

Satisfaction Assured

All our custom-made products are satisfaction assured or money refunded within 90 days of purchase.

Foot Assesments

We have a certified pedorthist on staff who can provide foot assessments for insurance claims review.


Assessments include foot measurements, gait analysis, range of motion analysis, and client questions and answers to determine area of pain and the level of pain. We will examine existing footwear for wear patterns and structure to determine whether the shoes are the problem. We will also help determine and recommend a solution along with
out assessment.

Shoe Fitting

Where have all the shoe fitters gone?


We employ them here.
First, we will properly measure your feet.  Shoe fitting is involves taking an existing shoe and modifying it to become more comfortable and better fitting. Sometimes shoe stretching is all that is required.  By using various insoles and certain shoe material, we are also able to improve the fit of the off-shelf shoes depending on the model you have chosen, the structure, and how much volume is available.