Care Firm

Model T2

Supportive device with accommodative covering.  Provides everyday control and comfort for active geriatric patients.

Features

  • Supportive comfort design
  • Rearfoot and midtarsal control

Details

The Care Firm is ideal for active geriatric patients requiring more substantial rearfoot control than what is provided by purely accommodative devices. Like the Care Soft device, this orthotic is covered with glove-leather and plastazote to accommodate and reduce friction against the skin’s surface, but its semi-rigid polypropylene shell provides a higher degree of biomechanical control.

The control provided by the polypropylene shell assists the patient in maintaining balance and stability. A rearfoot extrinsic crepe post provides varus or valgus subtalar joint control.

The Care Firm is constructed with a positive model of the patient’s foot and can be modified at the practitioner’s discretion.

Note: For less active patients, the more accommodative Care Soft device may be more suitable.

Tech Specs

Casting

  • 3mm Fat Pad Expansion
  • 3mm Lower Medial Arch
  • 13mm Heel Cup

Posting

  • MOD: 0 (Modify casts to Balance Forefoot perpendicular to Rearfoot)
  • RF: 0 (0° Extrinsic Rearfoot Post)
  • FF1: N (Forefoot Neutral: Not Posted)
  • FF2:      (None: Splitting forefoot post partial intrinsic and partial extrinsic)
  • HL: 0mm (No Heel Lift)

Pressing

  • 4mm Black Polypropylene Shell
  • Black Crepe Rearfoot Post

Finishing

  • Finish Wide
  • Black Heel Plate

Covering

  • 1.5mm Myolite Extension to Toes
  • 3mm Plastazote Heel to Toes
  • Glove Leather Top Cover to Toes
  • Black Suede Bottom Cover to Toes

Options

Top Cover Options

  • Glove Leather
  • Micro Suede
  • Plastazote
  • Spenco
  • Vinyl
  • Prolite

Bottom Cover Options

  • Glove Leather
  • Micro Suede
  • Vinyl

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Recommended For

  • Active Patients
  • Walking and athletic shoes with removable insoles

Clinical Indications

  • Poor biomechanical alignment
  • Arthritis of rearfoot or forefoot
  • Plantar fibromas
  • Exostosis prominences and deformities
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Ledderhose or plantar fibromatosis