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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 100 Biomechanical Guidelines #34: Understand the Basic Components of a Hannaford Orthotic Device

     This is my last post for awhile on the Hannaford Orthotic Device. It definitely changed my practice of podiatry, and the patients it has helped are forever grateful for them. I have tried to put all of the steps in their manufacturing down, so any laboratory around the world can make them. If you are in need of orthotic devices to help with shock absorption at your feet, shins, knees, hips, or low back, consider this orthotic device. It is the best product for this purpose I have ever seen.

Hannaford Orthotic Device before ground into proper shoe fitting size designed off a cast of the foot.

What are the Basic Components (in summary)?

  • 1/2" flesh/pink soft plastazote (also called plastazote #1) full length acts like memory foam--never touch that layer with adjustments as it molds to the individual foot.,15063,169.htm

  • 1/2" white medium plastazote (also called plastazote #2) sulcus length gives durability.
  • After 30 hours of wear the initial compression has taken place, and the shoe fit is better.
  • Barring any problems, the ortho is refurbished in 3 months.
  • If the patient loves the orthotic device (and most do), they are encouraged to get a second pair around 6 months, for ease of refurbishing, and for alternating to save the life of the orthotics.


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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.