MASS4D® Orthotics Uniqueness

MASS4D® USES INTEGRATED MULTI-AXIAL POSTURE THEORY™

Mass Posture Theory

 

MASS4D® ensures that all 33 joints of the foot are supported and enhanced through the use of a custom foot orthotic.  Whilst older theories rely on one single joint as a point of reference, namely the subtalar joint, we believe that approach is simply not good enough.

Integrated Multi-Axial Posture Theory™ honours the functional and structural goals of each joint of the foot to achieve an optimal biomechanical advantage.  In using this approach, each individual foot joint moves within its functional range of motion, reducing joint capsular stress and minimising secondary symptoms within the foot and proximally up the kinetic chain.

Integrated Multi-Axial Posture Theory™ honours the functional and structural goals of each joint of the foot to achieve an optimal biomechanical advantage.  In using this approach, each individual foot joint moves within its functional range of motion, reducing joint capsular stress and minimising secondary symptoms within the foot and proximally up the kinetic chain.


MASS4D® CORRECTIVE FOOT POSTURE GOALS

Ensuring a level anterior facet of the calcaneus at heel strike

Allowing for functional pronation and supination at mid-stance (never over-pronation or excessive supination)

Heel lift creates a transfer of weight to the forefoot equaling approximately 60% to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint

Toe-off completes the gait cycle with full range of motion of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint for optimal propulsion

     

    Learn more about Integrated Multi-Axial Theory



     

    MASS4D® Uses Gait Referenced Casting

    Gait Referenced Casting

    Gait-referenced dynamic casting is used to capture the corrected foot posture. Semi-weight bearing impressions are made with specialised foam allowing the provider to mimic that person’s healthy stance-phase gait. MASS4D®’s dynamic gait-referenced casting captures each foot in its corrected position and gives the best 3-dimensional anatomical image to manufacture our bespoke foot orthotic from.

    A lab “positive” is acquired digitally and is uploaded to the MASS4D® server for production.

    The combination of a hands-on specialisation and advanced digital scanning technology is the only way we can ensure the best possible custom orthotic for each foot.


    How does Gait Reference Casting compare to other methods?

    Recent Publications

    November 26, 2017

    Compartment syndrome refers to an elevation in interstitial pressure within a closed osteofascial compartment that can ultimately result in irrevocable peripheral nerve and muscle ischemia....
    Read More

    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...
    Read More

    December 10, 2017

    Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJD) is a common source of chronic low back pain which may be experienced by an individual while performing leaning-forward actions (such...
    Read More

    December 03, 2017

    Rugby is a field-based contact sport which has increasing participation rates in over 100 countries worldwide. At various levels of competition, there can be around...
    Read More