How Orthotics Work

Foot and lower limb injuries often occur when the foot’s capacity to pronate and supinate is compromised. The foot safeguards the body from impacts during activities like walking and running by pronating (rolling inward) and supinating (rolling outward). Medical-grade orthotics minimize the impact of each stride by supporting the foot in resisting pronation and facilitating supination.

Diagram of pronated foot

Design Elements that Counteract Pronation

When the foot strikes the ground, it rolls inward and the arch flattens. Lower leg muscles support the foot by maintaining the arch, preventing excessive inward rolling that can cause pain and injury. Both Interpod and Custom Orthotics alleviate strain on muscles, tendons, and ligaments with a built-in design feature known as the Rearfoot Wedge, which resists the force of pronation.

Design Elements that Encourage Supination

As the heel lifts off the ground, the toes flex, tightening the plantar fascia (via the windlass system) and stabilizing the foot for the legs to propel the body forward. Interpod and custom-made orthotics incorporate design features to promote supination, such as the rearfoot wedge, cuboid notch, plantar fascial groove, and a first cut out.

Diagram of Suppinated foot

Our Orthotic Features & Innovations

Years of clinical expertise led to the development of the Interpod orthotic design. We have enhanced our orthotic materials and drawn from university research articles highlighting our orthotics’ effectiveness. Our orthotics successfully counteract pronation and support supination, absorbing the impact of each step, reducing discomfort, and boosting your performance. We keep you active and on your feet!

Features that resist pronation:

Interpod Orthotic Features diagram

Features that assist supination:

Interpod Orthotic Features diagram

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