Functional Specialty Orthoses
Below is a description of our Functional Specialty Orthoses. The default specifications for each device is listed on the back of our prescription form..
The ProAerobic provides unique control for your athletic patient. It is constructed with a combination of flexible polypropylene and EVA, and is intended to be somewhat flexible and shock absorbing at foot contact and propulsion. Yet, when the whole foot is in contact with the ground, the ProAerobic is very rigid and controlling.
Practitioners have a choice of either medium or firm EVA arch fill. A firm EVA post adds rearfoot stability on heel strike. The Sport topcover provides cushioning with a soft interface. This device is excellent for those times you wish to provide a fully functional orthosis with extra cushioning to decrease lower extremity force in the athlete. This device perfectly replaces the sock liner in an athletic shoe and has a full length EVA bottom cover.
The Featherweight is designed to provide gentle support and control, as well as being as light as possible. The shell is made of a polypropylene and EVA combination with a nylene topcover to provide excellent cushioning.
This device is ideal for patients who require functional control but need a softer and more forgiving orthosis. The featherweight is popular for elderly patients with fat pad atrophy. A diabetic topcover can be added as an option.
The Graphite Functional is made from a thin graphite composite material that consumes minimal volume in the shoe while providing a high degree of durability and strength. Graphite is an ideal material for men's and woman's dress shoes but it is not recommended for athletic shoes. It is an ideal othosis for low volume skates and ski boots.
Plastazote Functional orthoses are the most light weight yet controlling devise available.It is made from firm plastazote that is durable and easily modified. Two rigidities are available: medium and firm. When combined with a cushioned nylene topcover, this device is ideal when looking for a extremely lightweight orthosis.
UCBL (University of California Biomechanics Laboratory Orthosis)
ProLab’s UCBL device provides exceptional foot control. It is made of rigid polypropylene with a very deep heel cup, very high medial and lateral flanges, and a rearfoot post.The UCBL is a good choice for hypermobile flat foot in the pediatric patient. The UCBL is the traditional functional, rigid, and very controlling device intended to prevent subtalar pronation and midtarsal motion.