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.