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Author: Dianne Mitchell Created: 5/16/2011 9:38 AM
Orthotic Therapy Blog

By Dianne Mitchell on 9/27/2012 7:19 AM
Drs Scherer and Huppin both wrote articles in this months Podiatry Management regarding things to think about when prescribing orthotics for diabetics. Check it out!
By Dianne Mitchell on 9/25/2012 7:15 AM
Check out this months Podiatry Management magazine. If you are a skeptic about scanning patients feet for orthotic devices ... well, so was I. Here is what I encountered and learned in the process! Enjoy the article.
By Dianne Mitchell on 9/18/2012 2:05 PM
New patients frequently arrive at my office with custom molded prescription foot orthotics complaining that they still have the same pain as before the devices were prescribed! (the orthotics didn't help!)
When I evaluate the devices they tend to be under-corrected.
By Dianne Mitchell on 9/12/2012 8:43 AM
Webinar Thursday 9-13 at 12:30 ... Here is your reminder to sign up!!

Topic: Can Foot Orthotic Therapy Decrease the rate of ACL Injuries?

sign up on the home page!
By Dianne Mitchell on 9/11/2012 8:15 AM
So, what is the best way to accommodate a prominent plantar fascia? If your patient has a prominent fascial band on exam it is important to take note of this structure in order to offload it so your patients doesn't irritate it on the device. Side affects of an irritated fascia include: pain and nodule (fibroma) formation.
By Dianne Mitchell on 9/6/2012 9:00 AM
I frequently see patients in the office who participate in cleated and skating sports and plan on fitting their orthotic devices into the shoe. It is very important to, at least, measure the inside heel width of the shoe and include that on the prescription. And, many labs prefer the shoe being mailed in with the foot molds.
By Dianne Mitchell on 7/12/2012 3:25 PM
I have recently been asked the question about whether or not folks can go from a motion control shoe to the neutral shoe type once they have their functional foot orthotics in hand. I explain to these patients that orthotics do not make for a better or more stable shoe. A functional foot orthotic plus a neutral athletic shoe does not equal a stability or motion control shoe.
By Dianne Mitchell on 6/14/2012 12:07 PM
Today's webinar was great! It addressed the role of functional foot orthotics for the unstable ankle.The talk ended with viewers learning two orthotic prescriptions for the unstable ankle. One is for the pronated foot type and the other for the cavus foot type.
By Dianne Mitchell on 6/13/2012 9:33 PM
Several great lectures I attended at The Western Podiatry Conference were delivered by Dr. Bouche and Dr. Kirby. They are both lecturing at the Learning in the Vineyards Seminar this October! Don't forget to register! They are great speakers and teachers. You are certain to leave their talks with new pearls to apply right away in the office.
By Dianne Mitchell on 6/11/2012 10:28 PM
If you haven't already done so, sign up for the webinar for this Thursday, June14th. Dr Huppin will be talking about functional foot orthotics and their role for the unstable ankle. These are great and brief discussions which offer great insight and advice for quick clinical application!
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