Some of the ailments we fabricate custom orthopaedic footwear for are:
Polio Myelitis We fabricate shoes and boots with internal equinal (heel) and forefoot rise resulting in more fashionable footwear. When required, internal ankle, foot and lower extremity (below the knee) bracing can be laminated between the linings of boots for added lateral stability.
Arthritis Relief can be obtained for both osteo- and rheumatoid-arthritis with custom made footwear that supports and accommodates these conditions.
Charcot's Joints is characterized by a painless swelling and disorganization of the joints resulting from damage to the pain fibers that occurs in tabes dorsalis and diabetic neuropathy. Boots for those with Charcot's joints must be fitted exactly, have no seams, fit well over the ankle joint, and in some cases, internal bracing is required. The orthotic is often made of plastazote, which is a soft, moldable material.
Epidermolysis Bullosa (E.B.) is an old term used to describe a blistering disease caused by splits in the skin that are triggered by trauma to the epidermal layer. The lining of the shoes must be soft and fitted, in order to reduce friction with the surface of the skin. The footwear that we make to address E.B. is designed after an athletic shoe. The shoe, which is made out of sheepskin, is constructed without seams and has a felt insole. These shoes can be made with an open toe and heel, or closed, with colourful trim. Similar footwear is designed for severe burn and potential ulceration conditions.
Amputation is performed for a variety of reasons. The most common foot amputation that we fabricate footwear for is a mid-tarsus amputation. We manufacture a number of different styles, for this and other partial foot amputations.
Drop Foot brought about by stroke, or other medical conditions, is often treated with plastic A.F.O. braces worn inside running shoes or remedial extra-depth type footwear. At Ambulatory Footwear, we fabricate boots with internal A.F.O. bracing within the linings to provide greater lift with less friction. We also fabricate boots with stirrup bracing within the lining to provide stability and medial lateral ankle support.
We also design and develop footwear to address the following conditions: