3/15/2012 1:42 PM
In ProLab’s home of Napa, many workers in the wine industry require orthotics that can regularly get wet. If you also have patients who require waterproof orthoses, here are our suggestions.
The most waterproof orthotic by far is a direct milled polypropylene (CD) orthosis with no cover. This all plastic device is completely waterproof and dries off in seconds.
If you require a cover and some cushion, I think the best choice is to use the direct milled poly orthosis with a vinyl topcover and a layer of Poron glued to the bottom of the topcover. Neither of these materials will absorb moisture, although they may wear out sooner if they are constantly getting wet.
ProLab takes a scientific approach with our orthoses by integrating evidence-based medicine into orthotic therapy. Our team of Medical Consultants regularly evaluates the medical literature pertaining to orthotic therapy and biomechanics. ProLab clients are encouraged to contact a medical consultant whenever they have questions about an orthotic prescription.
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