Custom Orthotics by UK-Insoles
UK-INSOLES CUSTOM ORTHOTICS - A unique way of getting the best custom made orthotics
We have combined the excellence of custom orthotic design with the latest in overseas manufacturing skills and new materials.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU ?
We have carefully chosen our suppliers to ensure that your orthotics are guaranteed for quality and price. Additionally they have proven track records of reliability, otherwise we wouldn’t be using them. All our custom orthotics are designed in house by the best designers in the business using the latest CAD software to ensure your prescription is converted correctly. All our suppliers offer ethically sourced materials at a sensible price, which allows us to them pass on these saving directly to you.
The ‘go to’ material due its reliable and predictable properties. Available in different thickness to give the required rigidity while still being able to flex and spring back in to shape -mimicking foot mechanics.
Available with extrinsic, intrinsic, skives etc. Tell us how rigid you want the shell to be – rigid, flexible or very flexible – and we will supply the correct thickness. This is because the stiffness of the orthotics is defined by arch shape, height and length.
High density rearfoot post
- Its best for stability
- Rearfoot stability via medial or lateral posting
- Heel raises – ideal for flexible flat feet or limb length discrepancies
- Increases shell rigidity into the arch
- Works well with Medial and lateral skives
Intrinsic rearfoot posting – the low bulk option
- Reduces load on the heel – ideal when dealing with painful heel conditions such as calcaneal periostosis by cutting out the material directly under the heel and filling it with a softer options such as low density EVA or poron.
- Lower bulk/volume to improve shoe fitting and not lift the heel out of the shoe. Can help with patients who are worried about their orthotics being too thick – improved initially patient compliance
- Doesn’t increase shell stiffness as it transitions into the arch giving the foot a more ‘springy’ feel
- Reduces plantarflexion forces at heel strike
EVA is ideal when less aggressive orthotic force is required and tends to be better at attenuating vertical forces, such as at heel strike. It can be designed to allow much more freedom for the foot to move such as when doing sports that rely on medial to lateral movement e.g. tennis.
In these cases the combination of good surface contact and grinding to the underside of the shell, under the medial and lateral arches, allows for the orthotic reaction force ORF (How much and where the orthotic applies force) to be modified to allow for a little bit of natural movement.
EVA is available in 3 levels of firmness – low, medium and high.
Low density – ideally for light use where the aim of the orthotic is to cushion and protect without applying to much force. This has the downside of making the orthotic less durable with an average life cycle of 3-6 months
Medium density – the default option for most due to its durability, having a life cycle of 12-24 months. It can be used effectively to apply ORF’s at the heel, midfoot and unlike ¾ length polyprop devices, under the forefoot.
High density – very firm and usually used when a repeat
Posting is integrated at the design stage rather than being added to the bottom of the shell. This makes it less aggressive as it tapers through the rearfoot and forefoot.