Orthotics

What Forward Motion Orthotics has to Offer

One in ten American’s suffers from Plantar Fasciitis; (arch or heel pain), and need custom orthotics. While there are hundreds of custom orthotic labs, Forward Motion’s cutting edge technology and materials help Forward Motion stand apart from the crowd.

All orthotics made from Forward Motion Medical use Performance RX technology; A new shell material that is not only five times stronger than polypropylene, but razor thin at just 1.5 mm. This allows the material to support extreme forces and still fit in the smallest dress shoe. Forward Motion does not charge extra to use the Performance RX material and guarantees every Performance RX shell for life.

Another new and exciting tool in Forward Motion Medical’s arsenal is the new 3D scanner technology. Using a cutting edge 3D scanner that attaches seamlessly to an iPad mini, Forward Motion allows Doctors to build 3D models of the foot without the mess and inconvenience of plaster casting. Scans can be sent instantly to the lab to shorten turn around times and help patients get their orthotics sooner.

Forward Motion’s 3D scanner also has an interactive prescription form and orthotic selection system, which allows Doctors to get their patients in the perfect orthotics without sorting through confusing catalogues and prescription forms.

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What Sets Us Apart

One of the most important factors that make a good orthotics lab is the percent of orthotics that are returned to be adjusted. Nationally, the number of orthotics returned for adjustments is 16.8%. This means 17 out of every 100 pair of orthotics you give to a patient will be uncomfortable. This can damage a practice’s reputation and lower your patient retention rate.

For the past 3 years, Forward Motion has had a return rate of lower than 4%, one of the best rates in the nation. All of Forward Motion Medical’s orthotics have to pass 3 rigorous quality control tests, and are built directly to the cast of the foot without using corner cutting library systems.

To help build your practice, it is important that every orthotic you dispense is custom labeled with your practice’s name and number on every pair. This helps with

– Practice name recognition
– Friend Referrals
– Repeat patients and orthotics dispensed.

Logo printing is a free service offered by Forward Motion Medical on any orthotic device ordered. Forward Motion also includes patient training literature and moisture wicking bamboo socks with every device dispensed.

Aside from quality orthotics here are some more reasons to choose our lab:

– Free access to the Performance RX technology
– Free graphite shell upgrades
– Free custom labeling on every pair
– Orthotic tracking information available online for each account
– NEW 3D scanning technology that is the most accurate and easiest to use on the market
– Custom Labeling on every pair
– Low return rate
– Lab technicians with over 40 years of experience
– 5 day in house turn around times
– Free shipping to and from your office
– Quality devices from a trusted name in the orthotics business.

Want to know more? Come check out our Doctors information page here.

Grossman Orthotics

Grossman Orthotic Benefits

What’s the Problem?

Many people now suffer from foot conditions.

  • Plantar Fasciitis(heel pain)
  • Neuromas
  • Bunions
  • Metatartsalgia

A patient’s foot symptoms develop because their feet were unable to go through a gait cycle, inside their shoe, the way nature intended them to. A gait cycle is the time period or sequence of events or movements during locomotion in which one foot contacts the ground to when that same foot again contacts the ground, and involves forward propulsion of the center of gravity. The moment, while running or walking, that you push off from your big toe joint is one of the most important movements that can be made. If that big toe is unable to bend, the rest of your body must make up the difference. Finishing your step could be number of abnormal movements.

  • Rotating your feet
  • Rotating your knees
  • Rotating your hips
  • Rotating your back

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These movements are very subtle but can begin to affect your feet in a negative way. Some of the effects of this negative rotating are deforming your feet, causing heel pain, and wearing out knees and hips. Many times you have foot pain because of the lack of bend in the big toe.

What the Grossman Orthotic does for Your Patients

The Grossman Functional Orthotic will help your feet land at the heel within the shoe in a central or middle position, not on the side, unlike the shoes that only wear on the outside and do not benefit the feet in anyway. The Grossman functional helps keep your patients within the neutral or middle position while you’re in the middle of your gait cycle or step. This prevents the rotating in between your gait cycle and stops your shoes from wearing out from the outside edges. This will also prevent the deforming of your feet, or wearing out your knees and hips.

Grossman Orthotics

This orthotic was created by Doctor Allan Grossman over 10 years ago with over 10,000 successful patients treated. This orthotic is available as a prefabricated device sold by shoe size. This is the most effective over the counter orthotic, however, it is primarily sold by your podiatrist because they understand the complexities and problems associated with your feet.

You can find the prefab device sold here.

This orthotic can also be made to order. There are many benefits to the custom make of the Grossman functional Orthotic. The orthotic can be made to fit your exact foot, helping your foot mechanically function to the best of its ability. The orthotic can also be made with additional accommodations, paddings, and any other specific materials can be added to fit your specific needs, whether it is running or walking.

The custom orthotic can be view here.

Save your patients from pains and permanent injury, get in contact with us today! Here at Forward Motion we have the brightest minds working to prevent your patient’s foot pains.

Orthotic Choices

Picking the Right Orthotic

Why Consider Orthotics?

Do you have foot pain or heel pain? This is the number one reason why your patients should consider custom orthotics. If that is not enough of a reason then maybe the overall health of your feet will be enough. Insoles can improve
– The alignment of your feet
– Your body’s ability to sense and respond quickly to nerve impulses(or sensory feedback) coming from the feet
– Stabilize the ankles
– Improve overall balance.

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Orthotics is capable of helping with a wide variety of different pains besides just foot and ankle pain. Foot and ankle pain can contribute to back and spinal column pain. So the better aligned a patients feet are and the straighter your posture is the less back pain a patient will experience. Foot pain is even linked to neck, should and headaches. Basically the more stable your patient’s feet are, the less pain they will experience.

Common Types of Pain Issues

Here is a list of common foot pains so that you can better inform your patients of what may be the best way to help their pain.
1. Pronation – Pronation is what happens when your feet roll inward too much as each foot hits the ground. This can cause wear and tear on the tendons and muscles as well as flattening of the arch over time.
2. Supination – Supination is what happens when your feet roll outward too much. This can cause sprains and even ligament ruptures.
3. Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis) – This is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It occurs when you strain the ligament that supports your arch.
4. Bunions – When your big toe swells up at the first joint, it is likely you are suffering from a bunion. Bunions can be caused by genetics, arthritis, different lengths in the legs and other reasons.
5. Hammertoes – Hammertoes are a condition where the toes always look like they are slightly curved down. This is often due to genetics or a weak muscle, or even shoes that don’t fit correctly.
6. Calluses – When you have gait issues, sometimes your weight falls unevenly on the balls of your feet, causing calluses (thickened areas of skin) to develop. Other conditions like neuropathy (peripheral nerve damage to the feet) can also lead to the development of calluses.

Understanding Different insoles

The next step, after understanding your foot pain, is understanding the different types of orthotics. Some are designed to help treat just one specific issue while others are multi-purpose in their design. There is even orthotics made specifically to help athletes. Here is a list of the most common types of orthotics.
1. Insoles for Comfort – These insoles are designed to minimize wear and tear on feet from daily life, standing for work, exercise or athletic activities, and other regular pursuits. You can think of these more like preventative inserts.
2. Insoles for Support – This category of insoles recognizes that the time for prevention has passed. Foot pain is now a reality, so it is a matter of identifying what type(s) of foot pain you are having and how best to relieve it. The common reasons for foot pain listed in this guide can all be addressed through the addition of support insoles.
3. High or Low Volume Insoles – This type of insole is specifically designed to adjust the fit of shoes. Both types of insoles are designed to minimize free space within the shoes so your feet and ankles bear less risk of injury. High volume insoles are often used with hiking or ski boots or other athletic shoes. Low volume insoles are better paired with work or casual shoes (depending on whether you are wearing hose or socks and how thick they may be).

The Right Fit

The Great Part about custom orthotics is that any of the orthotics can be made to fit your patients. Since orthotics are made per-order, as the doctor you must work with your patients in order to find out what type of orthotic fits their specific needs. After that is figured out the next step is to leave the rest up to your Custom Orthotic lab.