What is therapeutic footwear
Custom-made footwear for foot problems named Podoshoe
Podiatric soles, processed in flipflops, slippers or sandals
Podiatric footwear is developed by podiatrists as a complementary therapy for certain foot problems.
Podiatric footwear consists of a footbed an a shaft/ upper.
The podiatrist applies correction and pressure distribution based on a therapy plan for soles.
Preferably a cad-cam system is used.
The materials used are E.V.A 35 to 50 shore.
The soles differ in thickness. Forefoot 6 to 9 mm and hindfoot 9 to 19 mm.
This is what makes podiatric footwear very comfortable.
The upper is ordered in 30 models en 48 colors by Zlippo . Its also possible to order the upper custom-made for deviate foot shapes.
The upper is manufactured to fit the foot in such a way exostoses and pressure sores can be taken into account.
- Various persistent foot complaints, like pain in the heel or forefoot, are solved.
- Pressure sores and ulcers are taken away, e.g. for diabetic or rheumatic foot. podiatric footwear can be manufactured on short term.
- Podiatric footwear offers a temporarily alternative for orthopedic shoes and enhances motivation for therapy.
- By applying a plan for soles, the use of custom-made soles will reduce recurrent injuries that are common for ill-fitting footwear.
The costs for the patient correspond with the costs for a pair of podiatric soles plus:. More therapy time is charged for the measuring and the supplying of podiatry footwear than for podiatric soles.