Why Semi-Soft Orthotics Are Ideal for Fit and Functionality

Posted by David on July 31, 2017 in | 0 Comments

Why Semi-Soft Orthotics Are Ideal for Fit and Functionality

The Drawbacks of Casting to Make Custom Orthotics

Posted by David Santopietro on April 04, 2017 in | 0 Comments

The Drawbacks of Casting to Make Custom Orthotics

Since the dawn of custom orthotic manufacturing, podiatrists and orthotists have been using plaster casting methods to get an accurate representation of the patient’s foot. Needless to say, we’ve come a long way in terms of technology since the...

Even Keel Custom Orthotics vs Standard Custom Orthotics

Posted by David on March 27, 2017 in | 0 Comments

Even Keel Custom Orthotics vs Standard Custom Orthotics

Today, there aren’t many things we do the same way our parents did. Technology has given us advancement in every field, including podiatry and the manufacturing of custom orthotics.

Is Stretching Effective at Treating Plantar Fasciitis

The effectiveness of stretching as a way to prevent and treat injury has been hotly debated as some studies show that simple exercises can be highly effective at relieving pain and improving functionality, while others report that stretching is no more helpful than placebo treatment.

Custom Orthotics For Sandals? Sure! Sandals for Custom Orthotics!

It's the middle of Winter here in New England where we are located, but that doesn't mean we can't travel to where it is warm! And and since you or your patients may want to wear open toed shoes and sandals and may already be where it is warm, we thought, 'it's never a bad time to talk about...

How Custom Orthotics help Tendon Injuries

The Biomechanics Behind: Tendon Injuries

Fluke accidents happen, but injuries stemming from them often have more deeply rooted causes. Just like dropping a cracked bowl will cause it to break at the established fracture, a wrong move during activity can cause an already compromised tendon to...

Patients Who Run: How to Prescribe Orthotics to Athletes

Posted by David Santopietro on January 16, 2017 in athletic footwear, Running | 0 Comments

Patients Who Run: How to Prescribe Orthotics to Athletes

Anyone who’s ever been to Boston knows that we’re a city of runners. Come rain, sleet, snow, or ice, our sidewalks are filled with people getting in their daily jog, especially during marathon training season – which happens to be in the...

How Do EvenKeel Orthotics Compare to 3-D Printed Orthotics?

How Do EvenKeel Orthotics Compare to 3-D Printed Orthotics?

It’s hard to open a newspaper or research journal today without seeing something about 3-D printing. While the technology is certainly groundbreaking and sets the stage for some major medical advancements over the coming years, there...

Recommending Winter Footwear for your Patients

Posted by David Santopietro on December 05, 2016 in Footwear, Orthoses, Shoe, Snow, Tips | 0 Comments

Helping patients choose the right type of winter footwear

Custom Orthotics vs Over-The-Counter

Custom Orthotics vs Over-The-Counter Orthotics

One common question doctors and pedorthists often hear from their patients is whether over-the-counter orthotics are as effective as custom orthotics. As a health care professional, you want to provide the best quality care without unnecessary...