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What is an insole or heel cup? An insole or heel cup is a rubber or thermoplastic device which fits under the foot and inside a shoe. What is the purpose of an insole or heel cup? An insole or heel cup provides correction, support and stability to the foot. It assists in aligning the…...

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What type of footwear is the most suitable? Generally lace up shoes are the best choice as they offer the most adjustment. Velcro or buckle straps can be used but offer less adjustment. What type of shoe is unsuitable? Sandals and low cut shoes are generally unsuitable. A shoe with a high heel is...

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Why has my child been given orthotic footwear? We feel your child would benefit from additional support required by these boots. The boot will support the foot in a weight bearing position whether in a standing frame, walking aid, or in unsupported walking. The stiffness of the boot is suitable to...

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You have been asked to provide footwear to be adapted for your child. What do I need to do? When bringing or posting footwear to the hospital for adapting please: clearly label the footwear with your child’s name, address and hospital number (if known) provide a current daytime telephone number...

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