Custom Orthotics at Elite Health Services

David Potucek, MSPT

David Potucek, MSPT

David Potucek, MSPT, CFMT takes us through the one-hour custom orthotic process at Elite Health Services:

Video Analysis

After an initial consult with your EHS Physical Therapist, the orthotic fabrication process begins on the treadmill. You therapist will have you walk for  1-2 minutes and capture your gait pattern on video.

Plaster Casting

Next, you are taken to a private room and placed prone on a treatment table to allow the therapist to cast both of your feet while they are in a natural, neutral position.

Dried Cast of both Feet

The casting material quickly dries and is removed.

Taking Measurements

More Measurements

Finally, the process concludes by recording several specific measurements of your feet and ankles in various positions. The video clip, the castings and the measurements are all sent off to our lab for fabrication.

Finished Orthotic

Once we receive your custom orthotics back from the lab, we’ll contact you ASAP to schedule a quick, 10 minute insertion appointment to ensure that everything feels good and fits properly.

Side View of Finished Orthotic

Turn around time from fabrication to insertion is approximately two-three weeks, however the lab we work with does offer a rush service should you need them quicker.

David Potucek, MSPT, CFMT has been practicing orthopedics and sports physical therapy since graduating with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College in 2004. David has worked in a variety of practice settings, treating a multitude of orthopedic, sports, and neurological patient populations. David joined the EHS Physical Therapy Team in 2008.
Elite Health Services, located in Old Greenwich, (and now Westport!) CT is a world-class provider of certified functional manual physical therapy, personal fitness, golf & triathlon performance training, massage therapy and wellness related services. Our team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals take a no-excuses approach to providing exceptional care and delivering exceptional results. To learn more visit www.EliteHealthServices.


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