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Brandon Maggen

Brandon is a South African trained podiatrist with more than 20 years clinical experience including custom orthotic lab co-ownership and management. With direct interest in clinical pathomechanics (not just biomechanics), Brandon has developed a keen curiosity in the manifestation in the foot and gait, of systemic disease and dysfunction.

Working in a Toronto-based state-of-the-art custom orthotics laboratory, the opportunity to combine clinical, academic and 3DP production ability highlights the various roles each has in podiatry practice. Brandon is currently pursuing a PhD in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Treatment of Simple to Complex Pedal Pathologies Using Features and Benefits of Novel 3D Printed Orthotics

Orthotics remain one of the key treatment modalities available to us in the management of various pedal and lower limb pathologies. The influence of 3D printing on orthotics has the ability to create a paradigm shift in the way orthotics are made and prescribed. With features and benefits inherent with 3D printed orthotics, the prescriber can lean on various biomechanical theories in prescribing as well as allow for unique and out-of-the-box thinking in writing the prescription. Paramount to this is to now finally realise and trust that function and fit never again be mutually exclusive.

This lecture will explore 3D printing from its early start to where it is now in regard to orthotic fabrication. Look forward to exploring how novel design features can influence outcome from the simplest to the most complex orthotic prescriptions.

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