Get your patients a Second Pair of QUADRASTEPS or littleSTEPS!

Since the weather this time of year has a tendency to be rainy/snowy there is a medical necessity for a pair of orthotics that can “get wet” and that the patient can leave in their snow/rain boots.  Even if your patient wears custom orthotics, pre-fabricated QUADRASTEP® or littleSTEPS® orthotics are perfect for this!

You can dispense a pair of UCBL depth, pre-fabricated QUADRASTEP® or littleSTEPS® orthotics (L3060 is allowed for some insurance companies), which are pre-molded and removable with longitudinal and metatarsal support. QUADRASTEP® and littleSTEPS® orthotics deliver prescription-based correction closely matching the criteria of traditional UCBL devices, enabling intervention and treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions.

littleSTEPS® are specifically designed to improve coordination, balance, pain, posture, strength, and aid in the development of a more stable and functional gait. They possess a deep UCBL heel cup with a medial skive, medial and lateral longitudinal arch support.

QUADRASTEP® orthotics are custom-to-foot-type prefabricated foot orthotics. The QUADRASTEP SYSTEM® is a state of the art alternative to traditional custom orthotic management. The QUADRASTEP SYSTEM® bridges the gap between custom and non-custom orthoses. It is based on a foot typing patent, and practical application of a foot typing model that details a specific methodology implementing a clinical algorithm that categorizes a patient’s foot into one of 6 categories.  Each of the 6 foot types consistently demonstrates specific anatomical findings, including foot geometry, force distribution, and most importantly a unique sequence of compensatory mechanisms during gait—a sort of “fingerprint” or explicit profile of that foot type. Accordingly, a particular foot type will influence not only how one walks, but also tendencies towards certain conditions and pathologies. The 6 Quads are lettered A through F, and are color coded for further clarification. Unlike other off-the-shelf orthotic systems that offer only a “One-Shape-Fits-All” arch support, the QUADRASTEP SYSTEM®offers 6 Quad specific functional orthoses, each biomechanically tailored to that of a true custom prescription.

QUADRASTEP® and littleSTEPS® orthotics can also be used as an extra pair for ski boots, work boots, hiking boots, and other applications where your patient needs a pait that can get wet and can be easily cleaned and cared for.

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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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