FO’s – Functional
Description: Functional foot orthoses are used to correct abnormal foot function and, in so doing, also correct for abnormal lower extremity function. Functional foot orthoses may be made of flexible, semi-rigid or rigid plastic or graphite materials. They are relatively thin and easily fit into most types of shoes. They are fabricated from a three dimensional model of the foot which may be made by taking a plaster mold of the foot, stepping into a box of compressible foam, or scanning the foot with a mechanical or optical scanner.
Function: Help support and stabilize foot
Indication: Functional foot orthoses are useful in the treatment of a very wide range of painful conditions of the foot and lower
extremities. Big toe joint and lesser toe joint pain, arch and instep pain, ankle pain and heel pain are commonly treated with functional foot orthoses.