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  • X is for X-STATIC

    X is for X-STATIC

    “Would you like a breath mint?”  You grab it and wonder if your friend was just sharing or suggesting you needed a breath mint. Pop the mint in your mouth and the problem (if there was one) is gone.    But when it comes to foot odor, the solution is a…

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  • W is for Wedge

    W is for Wedge

    Sometimes a varus or valgus rearfoot post isn’t enough for your custom orthotic.  When your patient needs more stability, a wedge may help. A medial or lateral wedge is placed from the heel extending the entire length of the shell. The wedge is skived either…

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  • U is for UCBL

    U is for UCBL

    It’s called UCBL because this style of custom orthotic was designed in 1967 at University of California Biomechanics Lab, or sometimes referred to as the University of California Berkeley Labs. This rigid, plastic arch support is designed to correct the position…

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  • T is for Toe Crest

    T is for Toe Crest

    A toe crest is a crescent-shaped piece of padding that sits at the sulcus region to lift and separate the toes.  It provides support for curled toes and relieves pressure and friction to help prevent or relieve corns and calluses. A toe crest pad can help prevent…

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