Heat Mouldable Stock Devices
A wide range of our stock orthotic selection can be heat moulded for a more customised fit. This is easily done by heating the underside of the device using a heat gun or high powered hair dryer. These types of devices can be further customised by adding self-adhesive components such as Vasyli Additions. Below is a list of the most appropriate stock devices which contain some of these essential components.
To heat mould a stock orthotic device follow these useful instructions:
- Remove - where possible, any existing insole from the patients footwear.
- Place the orthotic of choice base up on a heat resistant surface.
- Apply heat in a waving motion from the rearfoot into the midfoot. Heating temperature should approximate 200°F - 90°C. Heat for approximately 30 seconds.
- (FOR VASYLI DEVICES ONLY) When the Thermal Indicator and STC lettering disappears you have reached a molding temperature.
- Place orthotic into footwear and with patient sitting fit the shoe. Note: patient should be wearing socks for the fitting procedure - fitting is done one shoe at a time.
- Place patient into STJ neutral via the Talo - Navicular technique and support this position while patient stands with weight evenly distributed on both feet.
- IMPORTANT: Maintain the STJ neutral position throughout weight bearing by tightly holding the tibia before and during standing.
- Cup the heel, mould along the medial arch profile and push down into the forefoot.
- Have the patient sit, remove the shoe, take out the orthotic and allow to cool. Repeat process for the opposite foot.