QUADRASTEP Efficacy in the Workplace

A quality improvement study into the effectiveness of the semi-custom, prefabricated shoe insert program (Quadrastep System) at reducing complaints of discomfort in an industrial setting.
Jeffrey Dow, RPT, CEASIII, Premise Health System
Pauline Lewis, MS, CPE, Michelin

A common source of reduced productivity and lost work time in the industrial setting is musculoskeletal discomfort in the feet, knees, hips, and low back. Even when working identical job posts, these symptoms can vary widely between employees, and could potentially be caused by intrinsic foot biomechanics coupled with long-term standing activities. Therefore, to prevent injury and reduce daily discomfort, one size-fits-all approaches such as anti-fatigue mats or off-the-shelf shoe insoles may be less effective than treating each employee’s specific biomechanical traits. The Quadrastep System is a prefabricated, semicustom shoe insert system that bridges the gap between more expensive, fully customized orthotics and off the- shelf options. We studied the effectiveness of the system in a large manufacturing plant by assessing and providing Quadrastep inserts to 28 volunteers. After 2 months of daily wear, 94% of these volunteers said they received some benefit from the inserts, while 52% reported full resolution of daily symptoms.

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With thoughts of school right around the corner, most parents go buy new shoes for their kids in August. It’s time for you to contact them and get them to check their kid’s orthotics to make sure they are still the right size as well. Chances are that they will need a new size for their new shoes! Get parents to bring kids in to be fitted for their new larger size, and have them bring their new shoes.

Here’s how to check if your patients need a new size:

We suggest that you do a mailing to the parents of all of your pediatric patients, and include our flyer on making sure kids have the correct fit for their orthotics, and include a link on your website to download it. We can customize it for you with your logo and office information.

You can find the flyer HERE

If you would like it personalized, please contact Casey Hoffman casey@nolaro24.com. Please include a .jpg of your company’s logo.

SPECIAL PROMO OFFER on pair pricing for 10 or more pairs GOING ON NOW – Call 877-792-4669 for more information! Promo offer valid from July 27-31, 2018

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