West Vancouver Foot Clinic Designs Custom Orthotics
Orthotics Made by the West Van Foot Clinic
Paragon Labs is the orthotic laboratory used by Dr. Mohamed.
Many foot problems can be directly attributed to collapsed or fallen arches or other biomechanical faults such as pronation (rolling in and collapsing of the arches when walking) and supination (rolling outward of the ankles and raising of the arch). These problems can be genetic in origin and most patients do not realize there is a problem until various symptoms begin to appear. These symptoms will generally be manifested and recognized at the first onset of pain.
How is a custom functional orthotic made?
Functional custom orthotics can be made of the foot using the Sharp Shape 3D scanner, where the specialist holds the foot with the subtalar joint (the joint below the ankle that moves the foot in and out) in neutral position and the midtarsal joint (the large middle-of-the-foot joint that allows the foot to adapt to uneven surfaces when barefoot) is locked. This is the position of the foot where all the bones, joint, and muscles of the foot are balanced, and it is the ideal position for walking and running on man-made surfaces. The foot in this position is most efficient and effective in propelling the body forward.
West Vancouver Foot Clinic Uses 3D Foot Scanners to Design Custom Orthotics
In Some Scenarios, the Plaster Casting Technique is Also Utilized
The casts or scans are then sent to Paragon Labs to be made into corrective, functional foot orthotics utilizing laser technology and specialized software programming.
Most private insurance policies cover functional orthotics prescribed by a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine such as Dr. Mohamed. At the West Vancouver Foot Clinic, all patients will receive a gait or biomechanical analysis, a prescription for custom orthotics, and a letter of necessity. This can all be submitted to your insurance for reimbursement.