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Hyperpronation As a Cause of Hallux Valgus

Hyperpronation As a Cause of Hallux Valgus

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 06, 2016

Hallux Valgus or a bunion refers to a bony formation which develops at the base of the big toe, particularly at the MTP joint over time. In some cases, a fluid-filled sac or bursa could also develop over the joint. 

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3D Foot Cast

Why We Do Not Use Two-Dimensional Casting

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 06, 2016

With a goal to elevate the very standards of orthotic intervention, MASS4D® continually aims to better understand the intricacies of functional biomechanics. One method of accomplishing this is by employing high-calibre casting techniques, which counteract much of the problems commonly associated with traditional casting methods.

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Foot on MASS4D® Insole

Integrated Multi-Axial Posture Theory™

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 03, 2016

Biomechanics integration as a concept involves the consideration of the human body in its entire complexity wherein each individual articulation is a part of a well-connected chain with spheres of influence ranging between distal to proximal in relation to the problematic area.

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Improving Sports Performance with a Healthy Foot Posture

Improving Sports Performance with a Healthy Foot Posture

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 29, 2016

Proper foot alignment and biomechanics are the foundation of any athlete's best performance potential. Since the level of stress placed on the feet and knees tends to be higher during sports, athletes are at a higher risk of developing chronic conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and Patellofemoral. 

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Functional Ranges of Motion for 33 Joints

Functional Ranges of Motion for 33 Joints

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 29, 2016

The foot is one of the most complex areas of the body; each vital for the adequate movement of the lower limbs. Perhaps one of the most talked about joints, the Subtalar joint, allows the foot to tilt medially and laterally helping it adjust to uneven terrain.

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Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg Length Discrepancy

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 26, 2016

Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) refers to the inequality in the measurements of the lower limbs resulting in an unlevelled musculoskeletal system. Pivotal to the efficient movement of the body, an early detection of the condition can help prevent several of the ailments occurring later in life.

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Assessing The Cause of Plantar Fasciitis

Assessing The Cause of Plantar Fasciitis

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 22, 2016

Plantar Fasciitis is pain along the bottom of the foot caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia connective tissue. Chronic cases often involve a resultant heel spur increasing related calcaneal pain.

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MASS4D® as an Active Rehabilitation Tool

MASS4D® as an Active Rehabilitation Tool

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 22, 2016

In recent years, active rehabilitation has proven its success across all conditions and/or specialisations. The days of passive hot pack, interferential current, ultrasound and the like are no longer seen as the standard of care for non-acute injury rehabilitation.

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Foot Posture Causes Plantar Fasciitis

When Foot Posture Causes Plantar Fasciitis

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 19, 2016

Plantar fasciitis hardly needs an introduction. Its prevalence in the sporting community, with recreational outdoor enthusiasts and innocent bystanders alike is both well documented and proven daily in most clinics today. 

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MASS4D® Calibration Process

MASS4D® Calibration Process

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 15, 2016

MASS4D® blends strength and flexibility into every orthotic to create the ideal support for each person. Our specialised calibration process correlates the person’s body weight, forefoot flexibility and known usage into every foot orthotic. 

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Cycling And Foot Biomechanics

Cycling and Foot Biomechanics

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 15, 2016

Cycling as a sport is enjoyed by many. However, the repetitive nature of the sport can put cyclists at risk for chronic injuries such as IT Band Syndrome, Achilles Tendonitis and Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.

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MASS4D® Top Covers

MASS4D® Insoles Top Covers

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 12, 2016

Our covers for foot orthotics are about much more than aesthetics. The top cover represents the point of contact between the orthotic and wearer. This relationship can be critical in ensuring the overall comfort and wearability whilst improving compliance.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Foot Posture

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Foot Posture

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics June 12, 2016

Benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare are vast for the betterment of patients and clinicians alike. This approach recognizes the function of all processes and systems within the body, rather than focusing on a single site of pathology or dysfunction.

 

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Foot Posture - The Debated Frame of Reference

Foot Posture - The Debated Frame of Reference

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 30, 2016

The correlations between medial arch collapse of the foot and the most common orthopedic diagnoses is well researched. The term ‘subtalar neutral’ is most often used as the identifier of healthy foot posture and used as an accepted biomechanical reference. However, as clinicians and scientists, we must question if this belief holds true.

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Foot Orthotics Lacking This Level Of Calibration

Foot Orthotics Lacking this Level of Calibration….

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 22, 2016

MASS4D® blends strength and flexibility into every orthotic to create the ideal support for each person. Our specialised calibration process correlates the person’s body weight, forefoot flexibility and known usage into every foot orthotic.

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Healthy Posture for a Healthy Life

Healthy Posture Leads to a Healthy Life: Structure Dictates Function.

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics May 15, 2016

The human frame provides strength, stability, support and protection. It allows for mobility when interacting with the muscular, connective and neurological systems, allowing us to experience walking, running, dancing and countless other movement patterns. 

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