The Importance of Movement in Orthotic Therapy
Balancing control and mobilization within a foot orthotic can be challenging. For many years as foot specialists, we were taught that pronation is the root of all evil. The more control over the foot, the better the outcome. When our patient’s condition doesn’t improve with orthotic treatment, we were taught to restrict motion even more!
Decades of research has shown us that our comprehension of the foot is not totally right and it may be time to rethink the way we approach orthotic therapy. The Tissue Stress Model, load management, preferred movement path, the role of CNS, kinetic vs kinematic, let’s analyze these key elements to improve our orthotic prescriptions.
Dr. Frédéric Gremillet and Dr. Philippe Legaré, podiatrist, graduate of the Temple University (PCPM) in 1996 and has established their own practice in the province of Québec, Canada . Both passionate about biomechanics, they are constantly looking to renew and improve through specialized training.
In 2003, following the death of one of their colleagues and mentors, Ronald Perrault, they took over from Cryos Technologies. They carried out research and development work on the study of posture and technological innovations aimed at improving plantar orthotics; 3D printing, the design and conception of the CryoScan3D scanner and avant-garde manufacturing.
They were both speakers in 2005 (Vancouver) and 2006 (Chicago) for the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association (PFOLA).
Finally, both are passionate about running. They participated in several half marathons, marathons, as well as the 2014 Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.
Friday, November 5, 2021
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST