Posting

N.B. a note about ‘Post According to Lab’:

While you may ask our orthotic designers to ‘post according to lab’, and they will use their extensive knowledge of foot dynamics to accommodate your patient’s foot, please know that you are in the BEST position to determine the correct posting requirements for  your patients. ‘Post According to Lab’ should rarely, if ever, be used. It is available as an option but we prefer that you instruct us as to your exact requirements.

Here is an overview of your posting options.

RearFoot Posts     ForeFoot Posts     Skives     Inverted     Wedges

Rear Foot Posts

Intrinsic

Extrinsic

DM Intrinsic Post

For direct milled poly shells, intrinsic posts will transect the plane directly under the heel as shown in the figure above

 

 

 

Direct milled poly shells can have either a DM milled extrinsic post, as shown above, or

an extrinsic EVA post as shown below.

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For vacuum pressed poly shells, intrinsic posts will also transect the plane directly under the heel as shown in the figure below.

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Vacuum pressed poly shells can have an extrinsic EVA post added as well.

VP EVA RF Post

For vacuum pressed EVA shells, intrinsic posts will look the same as extrinsic posts as we will retain a ‘flat’ bottom profile for the bottom surface of the orthotic as shown in the picture below.

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Vacuum pressed EVA shells will have a ‘flat’ profile for the bottom surface, posted at the desired angle of course.

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Fore Foot Posts

Intrinsic

Extrinsic

All extrinsic forefoot posts are made of EVA for all shell types.

Direct milled poly shells have their intrinsic forefoot posts in the orthotic design as shown above.

See above picture for a tip post on a direct milled poly shell.

 

 

Vacuum pressed poly shells have their intrinsic forefoot posts in the orthotic design and ground down from the plantar surface as shown below.

Post FF Int VP Poly

See the pictures below for extrinsic forefoot posts to sulcus on a vacuum pressed poly device

Post FF Ext VP Poly Sulcus Bot

Vacuum pressed EVA shells have their intrinsic forefoot posts in the orthotic design as shown below.

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and a Vacuum Pressed EVA shell, also to sulcus.

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Skives

In Cast

When a skive has been ‘captured’ in the cast by the clinician, the orthotic designer does NOT alter the shape of the orthotic externally. Normal posting instructions are applied.

 

To find out how to manually ‘capture’ the skive directly in the cast, please see our video tutorial here.

Not in Cast

If the clinician has NOT ‘captured’ the skive manually in the cast, the orthotic designer will alter the shape of the heel to skive the orthotic design.

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Inverted

RearFoot

The orthotic designer will slice the scan in half at the midpoint of the arch and rotate the REAR foot by the specified degrees.

ForeFoot

The orthotic designer will slice the scan in half at the midpoint of the arch and rotate the FORE foot by the specified degrees.

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Wedges

Medial

Medial wedges are tapered from heel to toes unless otherwise specified in the notes section.

Lateral

Lateral wedges are tapered heel to toes unless otherwise specified in the notes section.

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