The Ordering Guide

Essential guide for the community of clinicians whose mission and ambition is improving life performance for patients

Kevin Orthopedic Institute has received feedback from partnering clinicians to develop a prescribing guide and ordering experience that allows the clinician to provide the highest quality foot orthotic outcomes for patients.

  • Guide includes over 500 detailed illustrations for clinical education.
  • Illustrations are high quality, CT scan 3D renderings with detailed orthotic intervention.

This essential guide is for the community of clinicians whose mission and ambition is improving life performance for patients.

Experience why clinics across the globe are ecstatic about partnering with Kevin Orthopedic Institute.

Prescribe Better

The Ordering Guide

Experience why clinics across the globe are ecstatic about partnering with Kevin Orthopedic Institute.

The Ordering Guide

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Essential guide for the community of clinicians whose mission and ambition is improving life performance for patients

Kevin Orthopedic Institute has received feedback from partnering clinicians to develop a prescribing guide and ordering experience that allows the clinician to provide the highest quality foot orthotic outcomes for patients.

  • Guide includes over 500 detailed illustrations for clinical education.
  • Illustrations are high quality, CT scan 3D renderings with detailed orthotic intervention.

This essential guide is for the community of clinicians whose mission and ambition is improving life performance for patients.

Experience why clinics across the globe are ecstatic about partnering with Kevin Orthopedic Institute.

Welcome to the new wave of orthopedic outcomes.

Prescribe Better

 

Foot Impression Methods

There are 7 common Foot Impression Methods for capturing a patient’s foot contour.
 

+ Plaster Slipper Cast
+ Foam Impression 
+ STS Slipper Socks
+ 3D Scanner
+ Pedobarography
+ Existing Positive Model
+ Redimold

Tolerances in foot impression methods and fabrication methods produce variable outcomes for how similarly the orthotic frame matches the patient’s foot. The chart below shows outcomes of shape-contour variation between foot, foot-model and orthotic frame when different methods are combined. Congruent accuracy is a measure of how closely the orthotic frame matches the patient’s foot in the exact position the patient’s foot impression was captured.

Try Kevin Orthopedic Institute App for 3D Scanning!

The app is now available on the iTunes App Store for complementary download.

Lab Fabrication Methods

Lab Fabrication Methods used by our teams to custom create your patient's foot orthotics and AFOs.
 

Materials

Covering and frame material options improve clinical management of biomechanical compression and shear loads for each unique individual.
 

Top Cover
+ Covering and Frame Material Options
+ Prolite
+ Spenco
+ Protex
+ Glove Leather
+ Suede
+ Plastazote
+ Glue Only Heel of Cover for Placing Pads in Clinic
Bottom Cover
+ Suede
+ Suede Bottom Wrap
+ Protex
+ Myolite
Frame Options
+ Frame Calibration Guide Per Weight
+ Frame Material Rigidity Guide
+ Polypropylene
+ Subortholene
+ Carbon
+ TPE
+ EVA

Length of Top Cover
Length of cover instruction will supersede all other modification instructions including extensions and paddings.
A met length top covering originates at the heel and terminates proximal to metatarsal heads. Metatarsal length covers allow maximum room for metatarsal heads and toes in shoe gear.
A sulcus length top covering originates at the heel and terminates distal to the metatarsal heads, at the foot’s sulcus. Sulcus length covers are great for modifications and postings that treat forefoot pathologies while leaving space for the toes.
A toe length top covering originates at the heel and terminates distal to the toes approximately 12mm distal from each phalange. Ideal for shoes with removable insoles and toe comfort. Often coverings to toes will need to be trimmed to fit to shoe gear.

Pronation Corrections

Pronation corrections change orthotic reaction forces, compression forces and tensional stress in tendons and ligaments
 

Supination Corrections

Supination corrections change orthotic reaction forces, compression forces and tensional stress in tendons and ligaments.
 

+ Balance Forefoot to Rearfoot
+ Valgus Extrinsic (Bar)
+ Valgus Metatarsal Wedge
+ Lower Medial Arch
+ Lateral Flange
+ Valgus Frame Filler
+ Valgus Cuboid Pad
+ Valgus Intrinsic
+ Valgus Extrinsic

Extensions

Extensions are materials coupled with the distal end of the orthotic frame and contribute to increased performance, comfort and treat pathology
 

+ Toe Extension
+ Morton’s Extension to Toes
+ Reverse Morton’s Extension to Toes
+ Dynamic Wedge
+ Sulcus Extension
+ Morton’s Extension to Sulcus
+ Reverse Morton’s Extension to Sulcus
+ Foot Cookie Extension
+ Toe Filler

Offloading Pads & Cushions

Offloading Pads & Cushions are used to disperse force, increase shock absorption, change orthotic reaction forces in a given area and provide comfort
 

+ Metatarsal Balance
+ Metatarsal Punch
+ Metatarsal Pad 2-4
+ Metatarsal Bar 1-5
+ Dancer’s Pad
+ Cuboid Offload
+ Heel Cushion
+ Heel Spur Pad
+ Myolite Layer
+ Plastazote Layer

Frame modifications

Frame modifications not only customize the design of the orthotic frame but can alter coupled components as well
 

+ 1st Ray Cut Out
+ 5th Ray Cut Out
+ Navicular Button Out
+ 5th Button Out
+ Heel Aperture
+ Heel Lift
+ Frame Filler
+ Filler Skive
+ Heel Cup Depth
+ Width of Frame
+ Device Undercut
+ Detached Carbon Foot Plate to Toes

Materials

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Essential guide for the community of clinicians whose mission and ambition is improving life performance for patients

Kevin Orthopedic Institute has received feedback from partnering clinicians to develop a prescribing guide and ordering experience that allows the clinician to provide the highest quality foot orthotic outcomes for patients.

 

  • Guide includes over 500 detailed illustrations for clinical education.
  • Illustrations are high quality, CT scan 3D renderings with detailed orthotic intervention.

This essential guide is for the community of clinicians whose mission and ambition is improving life performance for patients.

Experience why clinics across the globe are ecstatic about partnering with Kevin Orthopedic Institute.

Welcome to the new wave of orthopedic outcomes.

Prescribe Better

 

Foot Impression Methods

Covering and frame material options improve clinical management of biomechanical compression and shear loads for each unique individual.
 

Top Cover
+ Prolite
+ Spenco
+ Protex
+ Glove Leather
+ Suede
+ Plastazote
+ Glue Only Heel of Cover for Placing Pads in Clinic
Bottom Cover
+ Suede
+ Suede Bottom Wrap
+ Protex
+ Myolite
Frame Options
+ Frame Calibration Guide Per Weight
+ Frame Material Rigidity Guide
+ Polypropylene
+ Subortholene
+ Carbon
+ TPE
+ EVA

Tolerances in foot impression methods and fabrication methods produce variable outcomes for how similarly the orthotic frame matches the patient’s foot. The chart below shows outcomes of shape-contour variation between foot, foot-model and orthotic frame when different methods are combined. Congruent accuracy is a measure of how closely the orthotic frame matches the patient’s foot in the exact position the patient’s foot impression was captured.

Try Kevin Orthopedic Institute App for 3D Scanning!

The app is now available on the iTunes App Store for complementary download.

There are 7 common Foot Impression Methods for capturing a patient’s foot contour.
 

+ Plaster Slipper Cast
+ Foam Impression 
+ STS Slipper Socks
+ 3D Scanner
+ Pedobarography
+ Existing Positive Model
+ Redimold


Lab Fabrication Methods

Lab Fabrication Methods

Lab Fabrication Methods used by our teams to custom create your patient's foot orthotics and AFOs.
 

Materials

Materials

Covering and frame material options improve clinical management of biomechanical compression and shear loads for each unique individual.
 

Top Cover
+ Prolite
+ Spenco
+ Protex
+ Glove Leather
+ Suede
+ Plastazote
+ Glue Only Heel of Cover for Placing Pads in Clinic
Bottom Cover
+ Suede
+ Suede Bottom Wrap
+ Protex
+ Myolite
Frame Options
+ Frame Calibration Guide Per Weight
+ Frame Material Rigidity Guide
+ Polypropylene
+ Subortholene
+ Carbon
+ TPE
+ EVA

Top Cover
Top coverings are the most superior placed material on the orthotic, covers all components of the orthotic and interfaces with the patient’s foot.

Length of Top Cover
Length of cover instruction will supersede all other modification instructions including extensions and paddings.
A met length top covering originates at the heel and terminates proximal to metatarsal heads. Metatarsal length covers allow maximum room for metatarsal heads and toes in shoe gear.
A sulcus length top covering originates at the heel and terminates distal to the metatarsal heads, at the foot’s sulcus. Sulcus length covers are great for modifications and postings that treat forefoot pathologies while leaving space for the toes.
A toe length top covering originates at the heel and terminates distal to the toes approximately 12mm distal from each phalange. Ideal for shoes with removable insoles and toe comfort. Often coverings to toes will need to be trimmed to fit to shoe gear.


Bottom Cover
Bottom coverings are the most inferior placed material on the orthotic. It provides protection from shearing forces between the shoe and orthotic.


Frame
In most orthotics, the frame is the most important component. A frame’s function is to support the aligned foot structures that were created during the foot impression. It is the core of the orthotic in which all postings, accommodations, paddings and cushions are added. The congruency of the frame to the foot maximizes effectiveness of orthotic reactionary forces.


Pronation

Corrections

Pronation

Corrections

Pronation corrections change orthotic reaction forces, compression forces and tensional stress in tendons and ligaments
 

Supination

Corrections

Supination

Corrections

Supination corrections change orthotic reaction forces, compression forces and tensional stress in tendons and ligaments.
 

+ Balance Forefoot to Rearfoot
+ Valgus Extrinsic (Bar)
+ Valgus Metatarsal Wedge
+ Lower Medial Arch
+ Lateral Flange
+ Valgus Frame Filler
+ Valgus Cuboid Pad
+ Valgus Intrinsic
+ Valgus Extrinsic


  Extensions

Extensions

Extensions are materials coupled with the distal end of the orthotic frame and contribute to increased performance, comfort and treat pathology
 

+ Toe Extension
+ Morton’s Extension to Toes
+ Reverse Morton’s Extension to Toes
+ Dynamic Wedge
+ Sulcus Extension
+ Morton’s Extension to Sulcus
+ Reverse Morton’s Extension to Sulcus
+ Foot Cookie Extension
+ Toe Filler


Offloading

Pads & Cushions

Offloading

Pads & Cushions

Offloading Pads & Cushions are used to disperse force, increase shock absorption, change orthotic reaction forces in a given area and provide comfort
 

+ Metatarsal Balance
+ Metatarsal Punch
+ Metatarsal Pad 2-4
+ Metatarsal Bar 1-5
+ Dancer’s Pad
+ Cuboid Offload
+ Heel Cushion
+ Heel Spur Pad
+ Myolite Layer
+ Plastazote Layer


Frame

Modifications

Frame

Modifications

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