Footwear Modifications

Rocker Sole

Alternative Name(s): Rocker bottom (types of rockers: forefoot rocker, heel to toe rocker, midfoot rocker, severe angle rocker)


An addition or modification made to the bottom of the shoe designed to address ROM limitations, offload an area on the bottom of the foot or improve gait patterns.


Examples of Use

Used to reduce painful pressure on the bottom on the foot, reduce energy consumption and reduce stress on stiff or painful joints in the foot and ankle.

  • Source: Pedorthic Association of Canada/Footwear Modifications
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