Plaster Cast and/or 3-dimensional Laser
Your feet will be casted in a Non-Weight Bearing Position (foot off the ground) and will be casted using Plaster of Paris or with a laser to create a 3-dimensional mold of your foot. The lab gathers the data from the 3-D cast and your foot is milled out onto a block of wood (essentially having your foot there). The mold will be turned upside down and plastic will be heat molded onto your positive foot mold. Proper padding and accommodations specific to your foot problem will be added to the orthotic. Your custom orthotics are handmade aside from the milling process.