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Customization Tips and Tricks

7/25/18

There's plenty of customization you can make with Light Orthotics using some creative solutions. Below are a few of our favorites!

Light Orthotics deep heel cup

Deeper Heel Cup

Select a Prethotic® that is one or two sizes larger than the patient’s shoe size. When positioning the foot on the Prethotic, place the heel slightly more forward and medial than you typically would. (Remember: normal heel position is flush with the posterior-lateral edge of the Prethotic.) After the orthotic is cured, trim the excess forefoot foam to fit the patient’s footwear.
Light Orthotics longer shell

Longer Shell

Select a Prethotic that is one or two sizes larger than the patient’s shoe size. Make sure to apply stable pressure to the metatarsal heads for optimal forefoot support. After the orthotic is cured, trim the excess forefoot foam to fit the patient’s footwear.
Light Orthotics wider forefoot

Wider Forefoot

Select a Prethotic that is two sizes larger than the patient’s shoe size. Center the patient’s forefoot on the Prethotic to help minimize the amount of skin touching the elastic fitting film, preventing it from breaking. Form the orthotic using your standard procedure. After the orthotic is cured, trim the excess forefoot foam length to fit the patient’s footwear.
Light Orthotics Medial Arch

Greater Medial Arch

Dorsiflex the patient’s hallux (big toe) immediately after turning on the UV LEDs, using the hand that would usually rest on the patient’s knee. Have the patient provide stable pressure on the knee to keep it in place. Continue to dorsiflex the patient’s hallux until the lights switch off.
Light Orthotics lateral arch

Greater Lateral Arch

Dorsiflex the patient’s 2nd-5th toes immediately after turning on the UV LEDs, using the hand that would usually rest on the patient’s knee. Have the patient provide stable pressure on the knee to keep it in place. Continue to dorsiflex the patient’s toes until the lights switch off.


Have some tips or tricks of your own that you’d like to share? Tell us about it at marketing@powersteps.com.