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Section: Board Review Category: Biomechanics Orthotics & Prosthetics

Casting for Neutral Orthotics

Robert Phillips, DPM

Robert D Phillips, DPM shows the technique for casting for a traditional neutral position foot orthotic as originally described by Dr. Merton L. Root. It is traditionally accepted that capturing the correct shape of the foot is the most important step in manufacturing an orthotic that is comfortable and effective. Dr Phillips pays particular attention to many of the small details in positioning the patient and also the casting person when followed makes it easy to capture an accurate cast. He also goes through the evaluation process after casting to ensure accuracy.

CME (Credits: 0.5)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Describe how to position a patient so that they feel relaxed and so that minimal effort is needed by the practitioner to place the subtalar joint in neutral position and lock the midtarsal joint
  2. Describe the proper arm and hand position for the practioner casting the foot
  3. Describe how improper practioner techniques create errors in the cast.
  4. Describe how to evaluate a cast to ensure that the neutral foot shape has been correctly captured.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 0.5)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 01/24/2011 Expiration Date: 06/23/2025

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    Robert Phillips has nothing to disclose.