QUADRASTEPS Sizing Pearls

Sometimes you find yourself having a little difficulty getting the fit just right for a patient, and you can’t figure out what the problem is. Here are some words of wisdom from Roberta Nole, Ma, PT, C.Ped, founder and owner of Nolaro24:

1. Size C Quads up, they run a bit small.
2. Size E+ (dark reds) down they run a bit big.
3. Never trust what a patient tells you their shoe size is…70% of people are wearing shoes 1/2 to one or more sizes too small for their foot.
4. If you select the correct length, but feel it’s too narrow (even with the regular width devices), go up one size and you’ll gain width; then ask us to cut back the length. Ex: order a C6 cut back to the length of a C5.

For more Sizing FAQ’s visit our Fitting Page http://www.nolaro24.com/fitting.html, or check out our “How To” Video Page http://www.nolaro24.com/video.html

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Fun Facts

10 Historical Foot Facts

  1. Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (or Claudius I) had a club foot
  2. An artificial big toe found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy may have been the world’s earliest functional prosthetic body parts
  3. Divine powers were attributes to polydactyls among the Maya
  4. Women with bound feet were once stereotypical to China, deliberately crippled to conform to male ideals of beauty
  5. Ancient footprints show human-like walking began nearly four million years ago
  6. Leonardo DaVInci invented an alarm clock that woke a person by gently rubbing their feet
  7. The record for the most toes on each foot goes to Akshat Saxenafrom northern India who came into the world with ten toes on each of his feet
  8. Toe wrestling is an actual sport in several counties, complete with a men’s and women’s division and a Toe Wrestling World Championship
  9. Jyoti Amge from Nagpar, India holds the world record for the smallest, non-bound feet, just 3.72 inches long
  10. Brahim Takioullah from Morocco hold the honor for the largest feet. At 1 foot 3 inches long, his feet require a European size 58!

10 Historical Facts about Shoes

  1. In the 1300s, King Edward II declared barleycorn as the basis for shoe measurement. Based on the length of a grain of barley, there are three barleycorns to an inch, so each shoe size adds a third of an inch in length to a shoe.
  2. The most expensive shoes ever, Dorothy’s shoes from the Wizard of OZ, sold for $660,000.
  3. The oldest preserved shoe is 5500 years old and was found in an Armenian cave.
  4. The only shoe museum in North America is located in Toronto. This museum showcases shoes spanning over 4,500 years.
  5. Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called keds.
  6. In Europe it wasn’t until the 18th century that women’s shoes were different from men’s.
  7. In Europe, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries heels on shoes were always colored red.
  8. The first boots were made for Queen Victoria in 1840
  9. The ancient Romans were the first to construct distinct left and right shoes. Before that, shoes could be worn on either foot
  10. The first foot coverings were probably animal skins, which Stone Age peoples in northern Europe and Asia tied around their ankles in cold weather

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3 ALL NEW MASTER CLASSES!

We are excited to announce that we are trying something NEW this fall and pairing our Successful Adult & Pediatric Biomechanical Master Class with 3 great events happening around the country.


Mastering Biomechanics by Taking the Mystery out of Gait AT IPED
September 12, 2019 6-9 pm

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, Coraopolis, PA

This course is a 3 hour biomechanics workshop on functional foot typing and gait analysis of pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. You will learn a simple 4 step visual gait assessment method of foot typing based on a patented clinical assessment algorithm which identifies and differentiates the structural and functional aspects of the foot into 6 specific foot “types”. This 4-Step Foot Typing method is quick and easy to learn and will offer the practitioner a biomechanically based approach to gait assessment and foot classification.

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Adult & Pediatric Biomechanics Master Class at Region One
Thursday October 24, 2019

2019 APMA Region One/Podiatry Institute Conference
Framingham Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center 
1657 Worcester Rd Framingham, MA
CMEs Pending

Join Louis J. DeCaro, DPM and Roberta Nole, MA, PT at Region One for a special one day Pre-Conference Symposium.

This one-day program examines both the science and practice management of biomechanics, orthotics of all ages. It will include both lecture and hands on workshops that will cover the A-to-Z’s of running a successful foot orthotic program. The program will offer attendees an over-view of the normal development of a child’s foot, normal and pathological foot biomechanics and how to classify pediatric and adult foot types, specialized content on pediatric biomechanics conditions, and marketing strategies on how to expand your orthotic and bracing program. As well practitioners will be participating in a hands on biomechanics lab that will show them first hand how to biomechanically characterize and treat almost any foot type.

For more information email Casey Hoffman
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Adult & Pediatric Biomechanics
Master Class at the PFA

November 6, 2019

PFA’s 60th Annual Symposium and Exhibition
M Resort
 12300 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Henderson, NV
Pre-Approved by ABC for 6 Scientific Credits and 1 Business Credit
Pre-Approval Pending from BOC

Join Louis J. DeCaro, DPM and Roberta Nole, MA, PT, C.Ped at the PFA in Las Vegas for a one-of-a-kind Master Class opportunity!

This one-day program examines both the science and practice management of biomechanics and orthotics for all ages. It will include both lecture and hands on workshops that will cover the A-to-Z’s of running a successful foot orthotic program. The program will offer attendees an overview of the normal development of a child’s foot, normal and pathological foot biomechanics, how to classify pediatric and adult foot types, specialized content on pediatric biomechanical conditions, and marketing strategies on how to expand your orthotic and bracing program. Practitioners will be participating in a hands on biomechanics lab that will demonstrate how to classify and treat almost any type of foot.

This Course is Open to DPM, PT, OT, MD, CD, CPED, CO and all medical professionals interested in our lecture topics.

For more information email Casey Hoffman
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