Talar Made Orthotics
The Art and Science of Footcare
Talar Made Orthotics offers the practitioner a diverse selection of foot orthoses and modification components manufactured from state of the art materials. The research and development team at Talar Made gather clinical expertise, blended with the experience from its custom cad-cam orthosis manufacturing to bring you this unique line of products. Whatever the biomechanical or accommodative requirement, a Talar Made orthotic can be dispensed or customised based upon your clinical assessment.
As we walk the foot strikes the ground slightly on the outer side of the heel. Turning forces encourage the foot to roll towards the inner side. This natural movement causes the inner arch to lower and the heel to lean inwards. This movement is called pronation.
In some feet this leaning of the heel is excessive and can cause strain on supportive ligaments and joints of the foot; notably the calcaneo-cuboid and talo-navicular joints (midtarsal joint). Supportive posture is lost, painful symptoms develop[ or ankle and leg (due to associated internal leg rotation). Lower back symptoms and loss of core stability may occur.
In order to prevent this from occurring the heel should remain vertical, the medical arch must be supported and pressure through the forefoot should be evenly distributed.
Correcting pronation problems
The majority of symptoms caused by poor foot posture result from excessive valgus rotation of the heel. This occurs as a consequence of pronation. Whilst different foot types manifest pronation in a number of different ways the most common associated finding is failure of the heel to recover from this valgus position.
The Talar Made TRIO range of foot orthotics is designed to correct this and thus restore the body's natural ability to pronate normally and recover itself to provide mid tarsal joint stability and correct foot function.
The Talar Made TRIO range of custom orthotics is designed to resist excessive valgus rotation. It does this by inverting the calcaneus within the heel cup. In this way the midtarsal joint integrity is maintained and damaging compensations ae avoided. Talar Made TRIO also supports the proximal medial arch of the foot providing navicular stability. It is essential to allow for the first MTP joint to extend during propulasion. Talar Made TRIO is designed to facilitate this by means of a cushioned recess for the first day.
Condition treatable with Talar Made TRIO
- 1st MTP joint pain
- Metatarsalgia (including Morton's Neuroma)
- Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
- Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis
- Posterior Heel Pain (including Achillies Tendonitis)
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Calf Strain (tired, aching legs)
- Antero-medial knee pain
- Runners knee
- Hip instability
- Low back pain
- Wide range of models to suit various types of shoe styles and activities
- Orthotic additions & wedges can be used where extra control is required. Each pair of orthotics is supplied with 3° medial biplanar rearfoot posts and 3° medial and lateral forefoot posts.
- Talar Made TRIO can be heat-moulded on the underside of the devoce to provide a custom fit.
3 Different EVA densities available
When selecting a density for your patient you should consider the severity of the condition, patient weight and activity level. Patients with moderate impact problems, average body weight and low intermediate levels of activity are likely to need the medium density model. For patients requiring higher levels of control or for heavier patients with high levels of activity choose the firm density. Patients requiring optimum control or an ultra hard wearing device should be prescribed the extra firm density.
- 1. Inverting heel cup with intrinsic medial skive
- 2. Antibacterial top cover
- 3. Navicular support
- 4. Recessed lateral cushion to elevate medial heel loading
- 5. Location for additional medial biplanar heel post
- 6. Extrinsic 3° medial post
- 7. Recessed 1st metatarsal cushion (Remove for placement of forefoot medial post)
- 8. Location for lateral post
Every Talar Made orthotic ships with this set of additions at no extra cost
The rearfoot post is placed on the medial side of the device onto the demarcated area to increase subtalar joint control. Once put in place the raised edges on the orthotic prevent the wedge from moving.
If symptoms fail to respond it is possible to increase subtalar joint control by applying the additionsal biplanar rearfoot post to the demarcated area on the underside of the orthotic. This provides a further intrinsic posting control.
The Talar Made TRIO Rearfoot Post has a 3° inclination and is made from extra firm (black) density EVA for maximum affect and long term wear. This post is bi-planar in that it features a 3° inclination in 2 directions. This means that it is angled to support the inner and front edges of the heel at the same time. This reduces valgus rotation and lowering of the medial longitudinal arch, which are features of excessive pronation.
Forefoot Medial (varus) post
Forefoot Lateral (valgus) post
|If the 1st MTP joint is elevated, or the forefoot inclined inwards relative to the heel, the poron infill under the 1st MTP may be replaced with the forefoot medial post||If the 1st joint is relatively prominent on the sole of the foot, or the foot is inclined outwards relative to the heel the forefoot lateral post should be used. This will encourage propulsion through the first toe.|
Dispensing Talar Made TRIO Orthotics
- Choose appropriate model Depending on the shoe type, choose a model that fits and suits the patient's shoe
- Select the correct density Depending on the patient's weight, activity level etc (refer to colour blue/red/black density chart above)
- Determine correct orthotic size, based on patients shoe size
- Apply wedges and additions where extra control is needed
- Heat modify the orthotic, if required
|Kids Small||Kids Large||X-Small||Small||Medium||Large||X-Large||XX-Large|
|AUS/US Mens||13-1||1½ - 3||3½ - 5||5½ - 7||7½ - 9||9½ - 11||11½ - 13||13½ - 15|
|AUS/US Womens||13 - 1||1½ - 4||4½ - 6||6½ - 8||8½ - 10||10½ - 12||12½ - 14|
|UK||12 - 13½||1 - 2½||3 - 4½||5 - 6½||7 - 8½||9 - 10½||11 - 12½||13 - 14½|
|EURO||30 - 32||32½ - 34½||35 - 37||38 - 40||40½ - 42½||43 - 45||46 - 48||48½ - 51|