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Scientific Research
our Experts
Studies and findings
Scientific research

Lower limb medical research continues to grow every month and increases our understanding of how to treat foot problems. We evaluate every piece of research done and apply it to our orthotics and advice.

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Our Medical Experts
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Philip Wells Bsc.(Hons) Podiatry MSCP HCPC Reg.
Philip is a UK trained podiatrist who specializes in the design and prescription of custom foot orthotics. He is a Musculoskeletal podiatrist with over 15 years experience in the manufacture of orthotics and has designed and manufactured over 50,000 pairs. Mr. Wells also runs a successful practice and works exclusively with orthopedic foot complaints using the most up to date biomechanical principles and research. He is also an experienced lecturer in the practical use of foot orthotics focussing on getting patients pain free.
Dr. Israel GoldsteinDoctor of Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Israel Goldstein received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree in 1980. He completed his post-graduate training in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals. He was a clinical attending at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1981-1986. He's currently affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Chris HarrisonChiropractor
Dr. Harrison practices medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, and specializes in Chiropractic, Corrective Exercises, and Nutritional Counseling. In 1972 he graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now the Southern California University of Health Sciences) and went into private practice. Dr. Harrison has been on the faculty at the Palmer West University of Chiropractic and was also the chairman of their Department of Applied Kinesiology. He was also chairman of the California Chiropractic Association Department of Research.
Our Studies and Findings

Keeping current with research is an essential piece of making perfect, performance-enhancing orthotics. Here is some work we've read recently:

heel study
Custom orthotics outperform pre-fabricated orthotics when treating heel pain

This research used 77 subjects with actual heel pain to show that custom-made foot orthotics or custom foot orthotics outperformed pre-fabricated insoles at reducing pain.

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age study
Age-related foot mechanics and the influence of custom orthotics

The feet’s ability to cope with the repetitive loads placed on it throughout our lives is nothing short of miraculous. One of the primary structures responsible for this are the plantar soft tissues.

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running study
Custom orthotics influences on the runner's knee

Custom orthotics led to a significant decrease in knee pain with an improvement in symptoms after six weeks of orthotic use.

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gender study
Gender does make a difference to foot mechanics

This study found significant differences between the amount of arch lowering in men and women.

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