Over the last few decades, research has shown that orthotics can be helpful in preventing injuries, alleviating pain, and improving performance. Furthermore, research has also shown overall patient comfort when wearing orthotics is an important factor in realizing these benefits. The revolutionary Light Orthotics technology has been developed to optimize patient comfort, while still providing the benefits of an orthotic device.
Key features of Light Orthotics include the following:
The Light Orthotics patent pending process enables custom orthotics to be directly molded to a patient’s foot in a semi-weight bearing position by a medical professional. This new technology enables the most precise fit possible because it transforms a flexible material into a shaped orthotic device using a light-curing process (no heat). This capability is truly unique to Light Orthotics.
A perfect fit must be combined with the right materials to maximize comfort. The custom shaped support plate in Light Orthotics arguably has the most advanced composite design of any orthotic device available. The dual-stiffness design, along with the Fascia Flex TM feature, ensures support and stability when standing, yet just the right amount of “give” when in motion.
Thickness and weight
Comfort extends beyond just fit and material properties; it is also heavily dependent on how well an orthotic can fit into your shoe, as well as how heavy it is. Because of the advanced composite plate, Light Orthotics are less than 5 mm thick throughout the entire device, which makes them more likely to easily fit in a variety of footwear. They are also lightweight, weighing less than 50 g each for a Women’s Size 8.
Light Orthotics utilize a textile-lined open-cellular PU top foam to improve breathability. This is in contrast to most custom orthotics that must use a closed-cell foam (typically EVA or Neoprene) because they are grinded down with a sander and assembled with solvent-based adhesives.
If you are interested in Light Orthotics and how they may help you, contact your PCSM physician or the front desk. To learn more about Light Orthotics, visit LightOrthotics.com.