Plantar orthoses are custom-made using casts. Several techniques exist to record footprints: casts, foams, waxes, and even digital casting. The position of the feet can also vary: without charge, with partial charge, with full charge, neutral position, and modified position.
The selected molding technique and position of the feet for recording footprints are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, based on several factors, such as the patient’s symptoms, health, biomechanical test results, diagnosis, activities, and shoes for which the use of plantar orthoses is recommended.
Clinique de l’Estrie podiatrists use proven techniques to generate three-dimensional images of feet and produce faithful, high quality casts.