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Orthotic Implications in the Military

Orthotic Implications in the Military

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 13, 2018

The high physiological demands of training for the military involve repetitive movement patterns and intense routines that can increase the predisposition of soldiers to lower limb injuries.

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MASS4D® Insoles for Haemophilia

MASS4D® As A Rehabilitative Tool of the Lower Limbs in Haemophilia

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics January 21, 2018

Severe haemophilia involves spontaneous bleeding within the musculoskeletal system and mucosal or cerebral hemorrhages at an early age. Hemophilic arthropathy is a long-term, debilitating consequence of repeated haemarthrosis in patients suffering from haemophilia.

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MASS4D® for Rearfoot Control

MASS4D® Insoles for Rearfoot Control

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics November 12, 2017

Pathomechanical changes to rearfoot kinematics, resulting from structural or functional deformities of the foot, can cause considerable alterations in ambulation due to irregularities in biomechanical coordination.

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MASS4D® Insoles for Parkinson's Disease

MASS4D® as an Assistive Device for Parkinson’s Disease

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 04, 2017

Parkinson’s disease refers to a complex neurodegenerative disease which is characterised by progressive gait impairments and postural disparities that significantly affect an individual’s quality of life.

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MASS4D® Insoles for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

MASS4D® Orthotics for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 20, 2017

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) refers to a heterogenous group of inflammatory arthritis occurring in children which leads to increased production of synovial fluid and effusion into affected joints. This causes decreased muscle strength and compromises bone health.

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Treatment of Low Back Pain with Orthotics

Treatment of Low Back Pain with Orthotics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 23, 2017

One of the most common debilitating complaints, low back pain can result in significant limitations in movement, work absence and increase in health care costs.

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Orthotic Care for Osteoporosis

Orthotic Care for Osteoporosis

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 28, 2017

Osteoporosis refers to a disorder characterised by loss of bone mass density and gradual deterioration of the skeletal structure

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Managing Stress Fractures with Orthotics

Managing Stress Fractures with Orthotics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 24, 2017

Stress fractures represent a common overuse injury in the metatarsals, tarsals, tibia and fibula caused by repetitive sub-maximal stress placed on the lower extremity during athletic activities.

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3D Casting in Orthotic Manufacturing

3D Casting in Orthotic Manufacturing

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 19, 2017

Striving to achieve the highest standards in orthotic manufacturing, MASS4D® customised foot orthotics are fabricated employing 3D casting techniques which help in the exact duplication of the plantar anatomy of the foot.

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Orthotic Management of Cerebral Palsy

Orthotic Management of Cerebral Palsy

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics April 05, 2017

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of permanent disorders occurring in the early stages of development which affect, in part, movement and posture.

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Orthotic Therapy for the Pes Cavus Foot

Orthotic Therapy for the Pes Cavus Foot

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 22, 2017

A cavus foot deformity refers to an abnormally elevated medial arch which is marked by a varus hindfoot, high calcaneal pitch, high-pitched midfoot and a plantar flexed-adducted forefoot.

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Orthotic Care For Children With Down Syndrome

Orthotic Care For Children With Down Syndrome

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics March 08, 2017

Neurodevelopmental disabilities in children with Down syndrome include ligamentous laxity, muscle hypotonia, lack of postural stability and joint hypermobility; all of which create secondary functional problems in the lower extremity that lead to deviations in gait.

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Managing An Arthritic Ankle with Orthotics

Managing An Arthritic Ankle with Orthotics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 22, 2017

Gait impairments caused by the debilitating condition of ankle arthritis can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life.

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A Good Orthotic Fit

A Good Orthotic Fit For Successful Treatment Outcomes

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics February 15, 2017

The efficacy of an orthotic device in management and treatment strategies of lower extremity pathologies depends on its ability to improve the overall functionality of the foot without compromising on comfort and fit.

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Optimal Rigidity and Flexibility of MASS4D® Insoles

Optimal Rigidity and Flexibility of MASS4D®

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics January 25, 2017

Manufactured for the purpose of promoting healthy postural alignment and treating various musculoskeletal conditions, the full-contact MASS4D® orthotics are calibrated according to the bodyweight, foot flexibility, activity levels and pathology of each individual.

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Postoperative Care with Orthotics

Postoperative Care with Orthotics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics January 18, 2017

The use of orthotics as a rehabilitative device following surgery of the foot is associated with the balanced corrective force provided to the lower limbs during ambulation.

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Chondromalacia Patellae

The Role of Orthotics in Treating Chondromalacia Patellae

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics January 04, 2017

Chondromalacia Patellae refers to a condition that involves the softening and fissuring of the hyaline cartilage that underlies the patella.

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Anatomy of the Foot

Calibration of the Shell

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics October 05, 2016

A combination of several skill sets are required for an orthotic intervention to yield successful results. Among them, is the ability to specifically address the patient’s needs by producing a device that would consider anatomical variations.

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Visual Posture Changes Using Insoles

Visual Postural Change Should Not Be Ignored

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 28, 2016

The benefits of using custom made orthotics extend beyond treating and preventing pathologies of the lower extremity. By enhancing the postural stability of the individual, orthotics result in prominent visual changes that signify overall balance to the musculoskeletal system.

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Ankle Range Of Motion

How Your Orthotic Helps Maintain Ankle Range of Motion

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics September 21, 2016

Differences arise in the range of motion at the ankle joint complex as an individual undergoes changes related to ageing. In two studies conducted by Nigg et al., a general decrease in the ankle range of motion was observed from early adulthood through to years 70 to 89.

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