Traditionally Casted Orthotics: The Better Choice

Traditional casting for orthotics is a manual method of creating a mould or cast of a patient’s foot to design custom-made orthotic devices. This process involves the use of materials like plaster of paris or other casting materials to capture the three-dimensional shape and contours of the foot accurately. So why are traditionally casted orthotics the better choice?

  • Precision in Positioning: Traditional casting involves hands-on precision. The podiatrist can hold the foot in the correct position throughout the casting process, ensuring an accurate representation of the foot’s morphology. This level of control is impossible to fully replicate with automated scanning systems.
  • Individualised Casting Process: Each orthotic is crafted based on a unique cast of the patient’s foot rather than being adapted from a pre-existing library. Many computer scanned orthotic labs actually use libraries of prescanned orthotics when designing their orthotics due to poor scanning quality. 
  • Enhanced Customisation:Traditional casting offers enhanced customisation options, accommodating the subtle nuances of foot structure and biomechanics. The podiatrist can identify and address specific issues during the casting process, contributing to a more precise and effective orthotic design.
  • Relaxing & Comfortable Procedure: The traditional casting procedure is often described as relaxing, akin to having a warm foot wrap and massage. Patients appreciate the hands-on approach, and the process itself contributes to a positive and comfortable experience.
  • Superior Product Quality: While traditional casting may be more time-consuming and involve some messiness, the end result is a superior product. The orthotics crafted from traditional casts exhibit exceptional accuracy and efficacy, promoting optimal foot function and comfort.

At My Podiatrist Canberra, we believe in the art and science of traditional casted orthotics. Our commitment to providing the highest quality foot care includes embracing the time-tested casting method, where precision, customisation, and patient comfort come together to create orthotics that truly meet the unique needs of each individual.