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How will you cast my foot?

The method of casting is critical to the success of the orthotics. There are many different casting techniques used to obtain a 3-D image of a foot. We use two methods: plaster slipper and foam box.

Plaster slipper casting involves applying plaster directly to the foot in order to capture the contours and shape of your foot. The casting will be done with you lying down on your stomach. This is a non-weight bearing technique and takes 5-7 minutes.

Foam box involves pushing the foot into a foam box. This is a semi-weight bearing technique often used if someone cannot get on a table for plaster casting or if a less aggressive shell shape is desired.

Each casting method has advantages and disadvantages and your pedorthist will determine the best method for you.



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