ORTHOTICS

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Orthotic Foam Box

 

Foam impression kits are a quick and easy method of ordering shoe inserts for patients with moderate foot discomfort. Tricare covers 2 pairs per year for Active Duty patients only. The patient can select one pair of boots and one for casual or athletic shoes.

 

The process for casting is easy and should be followed as

outlined below:

  1. Sit in a chair and place the open foam impression kit on the floor in front of you.

  2. Place each foot gently on the surface and in the middle of each foam block in the box. Remain seated during the entire process.

  3. Gently press your foot into the foam, applying approximately equal pressure with your heel and the ball of your foot. Press one foot at a time into the foam. Keep your lower leg straight up and down. Press your foot about two inches into the foam, trying not to touch the bottom of the foam box with your foot. Do not grasp the foam with your toes.

  4. Remove your feet from the foam box and examine the contours of your foot. The impressions of your foot should be precisely captured in the foam.

  5. Once this process is complete, Military Medical Supplies will provide shipping labels, and the patient usually receives their custom orthotic in 2-3 weeks.

Orthotic Plaster Casting

The plaster cast method is the medium by which foot structure and position are captured. A cast is a physical model that accurately captures the anatomy and contours of the plantar aspect of the foot while it is in a non-weight bearing position.

 

Military Medical Supplies, along with our partners at Biomechanical Labs, provides training to the Physical Therapy Department Clinicians and/or Doctors to assure an exact fit for your patients.

 

We supply all materials needed and shipping to and from our lab directly to your patient, usually within 2-3 weeks.

 

Our tailored form identifies areas of concern and allows the

craftsman, the options to customize the orthotic to suit your patient’s needs.

 

Each Active Duty member is allowed 2 pairs per year authorized by Tricare. In addition to one pair of boots, the member can select the other for a casual or athletic shoe.

 

Please contact your local MMS rep or call our office at

800-270-6990 to schedule an in-service and training at your facility. Save time and money by not outsourcing.