orthotics types

 Custom Orthotics Selection & Models.

Welcome to the U.S Orthotic center.  We are specializing in sports orthotics, dress orthotics, fashion orthotics, and everyday orthotics to complement your needs. We customize high-quality and one of the best orthotics on the market.

SPORT ORTHOTIC

The sports orthotic at U.S Orthotic Center is designed for athletic performance. . It features a full custom arch with a deep heel cup and an extra 1/8” bottom layer. The running version incorporates the runners’ wedge to help prevent the foot from pronating. The tennis orthotics model features a bottom layer or cushioned layer of poron for increased shock absorption. The NBA basketball orthotics have a layer of hidden poron under the top layer to aid in shock absorption, adding power to vertical leap. The golfer orthotic has a moderate heel cup with a layer of performance EVA material that resists collapsing while adding power to your swing. The cyclist orthotic has extra forefoot control to add power to your pedal cadence. The perfect athletic orthotic Solutions

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DRESS ORTHOTIC

The dress orthotics model is a dress/casual insole for shoes that have a thin removable insole. This model has a lower profile than the dress-sport. U.S orthotics center designed a line of functional devices specifically for dress shoes. The custom orthoses are generally narrower devices with a shallow heel cup to fit easily in dress shoes.

FASHION ORTHOTIC

U.S Center fashion orthotics can be used in women’s or men’s dress shoes. They can be used in flats and up to women’s 4” heels. This has the lowest profile of all the models. Some doctors refer to this model as a whale or cobra tail orthotic. ALL ORTHOTICS MODELS CAN BE MODIFIED WITH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONAL TOP AND BOTTOM CUSHIONED LAYERS.

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US Orthotics Correction

The different layers (differentiated by color) of materials are added to the bottom of the orthotic for a specific effect. Here is a description of each orthotic correction from left to right. The first orthotic has a yellow wedge for forefoot supination and a well/drop to relieve pressure from a painful metatarsal head. This model shows a drop on the 3rd metatarsal, but multiple metatarsals can be dropped. For golfers and cyclists, we often incorporate this type of wedge without the drop so the knee tracks to the outside. The second orthotic is for Sesamoiditis. The brick-red layer has a cutout for the 1st toe that off-loads the painful area. Under the 1st metatarsal cutout is a layer of poron (light blue material). Poron is a fat pad substitute to cushion painful areas of the foot. Some doctors use this correction to relieve painful bunions. The third orthotic is for a Cavus foot (high arch) correction. The tan wedge is used for supinated feet (feet that roll out) commonly found with high arch feet. The post is thick on the outside and tapers to a thin edge towards the arch. This model rolls the foot in. It can relieve ankle pain, peroneal tendonitis, and inside knee pain. The fourth orthotic is used to treat Posterior Tendonitis. The blue wedge on this insole is called “posting.” It is a modification used for a pronated foot (a foot that rolls in or has a collapsed arch). The “posting” is thick on the inside and tapers to a thin edge on the outside of the foot to prevent the foot from rolling in. This correction is also used as a treatment for Posterior and Tibial Tendinitis, knee pain, and hip pain. It also can relieve symptoms of scoliosis.

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CUSTOM ORTHOTIC FOR KIDS

U.S Orthotic Center also makes orthotics insoles for children. Orthotics models are the same as adults but sized according to the child’s foot. Children can inherit the same foot problems as their parents. If addressed early, orthotic support can help prevent the problem from exacerbating as the child grows into adulthood!

SPECIALTY ORTHOTIC

he UCBL, which stands for the University of California at Berkley, offers maximum stabilization and control. Used for extremely pronated (rolled-in foot), unstable or arthritic foot/ankle. It features extreme deep heel cup orthotics, high medial and lateral flanges for the ultimate support. The Basketball orthotic model is the same model and color that the US Orthotic Center makes for the Brooklyn Nets. It features a hidden layer of shock-absorbing impact portion sandwiched into the orthotic. It offers outstanding rebound cushioning for quick stop-and-go and jumps maneuvers. The rockered carbon graphite plate can be used under any full-length model. The plate is ultra-thin and is used to relieve Hallux rigidus (stiff 1st toe), plantar plate tears, and arthritic feet. The plate prevents the toe(s) from bending while stabilizing the arthritic midfoot and ankle.

ORTHOTIC MATERIAL

Most of U.S orthotics are made from EVA, a moldable rubber. EVA can be as soft as a sponge or as hard as a car tire. Our EVA thickness ranges from 1/16th” to 1/2” thick in gradients of 1/16th of an inch. The EVA can be glued and stacked to make heel lifts for short legs up to 6 inches. We also use poron material in 1/2″, 1/4″, 1/8″ and 1/16” sizes. Poron is a cushioned shock-absorbing material that is used as a bottom underlayment. Additionally, we stock rigid to flexible plastics including carbon graphite. At the US Orthotic Center, we custom design all of the orthotics according to your activity level, height, and weight, combining different materials for the desired effect.