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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday's Orthotic Discussion of the Week: Root Balanced Technique evaluated in a left Positive Cast


Dr Merton Root in the late 1960's developed many methods to stabilize feet. He developed a way to cast feet to achieve a reliable, reproducible foot. This cast, called a negative cast, was taken using plaster of paris splints and the foot was held in a certain way, and this became the Golden Standard of making orthotic devices. Once the cast was taken, the heel was placed straight 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dr. Blake,

    Could you post two sagital perspectives of this cast, please ?

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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