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•Michael Bozzaotra,  Lab Director Performance Labs

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Published Orthotic Therapy Articles

Orthotic Therapy by Pathology

AFO Therapy

Billing for Orthotics

Digital Foot Imaging

EBM and Orthotic Therapy

Orthotic Prescriptions

Practice Management

Prefabricated Orthoses

General Articles

Orthotic Therapy by Pathology

Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

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A Guide to Conservative Care for Adult Acquired Flatfoot by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Keys to the Biomechanical Evaluation of the Symptomatic Adult-Acquired Flatfoot by Douglas Richie, DPM

Diabetes

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Incorporating Friction Management into Orthotic Therapy by Larry Huppin, DPM

A New Look at Orthotics for Diabetics by Larry Huppin, DPM

The Case for Friction Management by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Cuboid Syndrome

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Why ‘Cuboid Syndrome’ Is A Misnomer By Bruce Williams DPM

Hallux Limitus

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Understanding the Biomechanical Effects of Hallux Limitus by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Knee Pain

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Treating Knee Pain from the Ground Up by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Metatarsalgia

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Orthotic Intervention for Metatarsalgia Relief by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Treatment for Metatarsalgia Centers on Use of Orthoses by Cherri S. Choate, DPM and Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Podopaediatrics

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Can Unique Prefabricated Orthoses have an Impact for Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot? by Podiatry Today Staff

Expert Insights On Prescribing Pediatric Orthotics Clinical Editor: Eric Feit, DPM

The Obesity Epidemic in Children is Causing Flatfeet by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

The Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot Debate by Cary Groner

Treating Pediatric Foot and Leg Deformities by Eric M. Feit, DPM and Alona Kashanian, DPM

Treatment of Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot with Functional Orthoses by Paul R. Scherer, DPM  

Pes Cavus

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Current Concepts in Orthotic Therapy for Pes Cavus by Paul R. Scherer, DPM and Cherri S. Choate, DPM

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

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Biomechanics of longitudinal arch support mechanisms in foot orthoses and their effect on plantar aponeurosis strain by G F Kogler, S E Solomonidis, JP Paul

When Heel Pain is not Plantar Fasciitis by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Do Prefab Orthoses Have a Place in Treating Plantar Fasciitis? by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

How to Address Mechanically-Induced Subcalcaneal Pain by Paul R. Scherer, DPM and Lori Waters, BSc, BEd

The Influence of Medial and Lateral Placement of Orthotic Wedges on Loading of the Plantar Aponeurosis: An in Vitro Study* by GÉZA F. KOGLER;  FRANKLIN B. VEER; STEPHAN E. SOLOMONIDIS; JOHN P. PAUL

In vitro method for quantifying the effectiveness of the longitudinal arch support mechanism of a foot orthosis by GF Kogler, SE Solomonidis, JP Paul

Offloading The Plantar Fascia: What You Should Know By Douglas H. Richie, Jr., DPM

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A Guide to Pathology Specific Orthoses for RA by Cherri S. Choate, DPM

Lower Extremity RA: Can Orthoses Have an Impact? by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

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Can Orthotics Have an Impact on Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? by Dianne Mitchell, DPM and Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Rethinking Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

AFO Therapy

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Current Insights on Bracing for Hindfoot Osteoarthritis by Lawrence Huppin, DPM

Exploring The Potential Of AFO Devices By Douglas Richie Jr., DPM

How to Address and Prevent Complications with AFOs by Lawrence Huppin, DPM

Preventing Falls In The Elderly: Where DPMs Can Have An Impact By Douglas H. Richie, DPM, FACFAS

Troubleshooting AFOs by Lawrence Z. Huppin, DPM

 

Billing for Orthotics

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How to Master Billing For Orthotics by Anthony Poggio, DPM

 

Digital Foot Imaging

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Technology: Choosing a Digital Foot Scanner by Larry Huppin, DPM  

Point-Counterpoint: Scanner Casting: Is It Better Than Plaster Impression Casting?
by Bruce Williams, DPM, DABPS, and Eric Fuller, DPM

Scanning Technology And Orthotic Casting: What You Should Know by Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM, MD, FACFAS

To Scan or Not to Scan? by Dianne Mitchell, DPM

 

Evidence-Based Medicine and Orthotic Therapy

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Evidence-Based Medicine and Orthotic Therapy by Larry Huppin, DPM  

Four Peer-Reviewed Articles that Every Podiatrist Should Read by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Is There Proof in the Evidence-Based Literature that Custom Orthoses Work? by Paul R. Scherer, DPM et al. (large article- may take longer to download)

Orthotics Q&A: Inside Insights on Evidence-Based Orthotic Therapy Guest Clincal Editor - Lawrence Huppin, DPM  

Orthotic Prescriptions

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A Closer Look at Orthotic Solutions for Women's Dress Shoes by Alona Kashanian, DPM

A Step-Wise Approach to Orthosis Decision-Making by Cherri Choate, DPM

Emerging Insights on Orthotic Prescriptions and Modifications - Guest Editor Paul R. Scherer, DPM

How To Address Key Biomechanical Issues With Second MPJ Injuries by Douglas Richie Jr., DPM

Insights On The Evolving Nature Of Orthotic Education And Casting By Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS

10 Orthotic Modifications You Can Perform in the Office by Dianne Mitchell, DPM

Key Insights on Writing Orthotic Prescriptions by Lawrence Huppin, DPM and Paul R. Scherer, DPM  

Keys To Orthotic Modifications For Patients Who Work On Their Feet by Panelists: Richard Blake, DPM, Larry Huppin, DPM, Kevin Kirby, DPM, Karen Langone, DPM

Practice Management

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Custom Orthotics: Office Tools for Effective Communication by Tracey Toback, DPM

Orthotic Therapy in Tough Economic Times, By Larry Huppin, DPM

Technology: Choosing a Digital Foot Scanner by Larry Huppin, DPM  

What Does It Take to Have a Successful Orthotic Practice? by Paul R. Scherer, DPM and Lawrence Z. Huppin, DPM

Prefabricated Orthoses

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Can Unique Prefabricated Orthoses have an Impact for Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot? by Podiatry Today Staff

Do Prefab Orthoses Have a Place in Treating Plantar Fasciitis? by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Pertinent Roundtable Insights on Indications for Orthotic Management Editor: Ronald Valmassy, DPM

Treatment of Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot with Functional Orthoses by Paul R. Scherer, DPM  

 

General Articles

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Study challenging Root concepts reignites debate By Cary Groner

Defending Root: Is The New Study By Jarvis And Colleagues All It Is Cracked Up To Be? by Douglas Richie Jr., DPM

When Heel Pain Is Not Plantar Fasciitis by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Insights On The Evolving Nature Of Orthotic Education And Casting by Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS

Keys to Assessing Orthotic Function by Paul R. Scherer, DPM

Key Insights On Orthotic Casting And Function by Denise Freeman, DPM

Adjusting Orthoses: Simple Solutions to Common Complaints, by Larry Huppin, DPM

Art and Science: Prescribing, Fabricating, and Dispensing Orthotics by Marc Haspel, DPM

Pertinent Roundtable Insights on Indications for Orthotic Management Editor: Ronald Valmassy, DPM

Re-Examining Foot Orthotic Therapy by Marc Haspel, DPM

Root Biomechanics - Does It Still Hold Water? by Paul R. Scherer, DPM