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Welcome to Hersco's educational pages where we strive for the perfect fit. This is a virtual classroom where you can discover many insights into evaluating and casting custom foot orthotics, AFO’s and molded shoes. Here you will learn about ideal Fit and Function.

We have written and refined our educational material as an aid to practitioners involved in each aspect of custom orthotics, AFOs and shoes. These articles explore diagnoses, design and dispensing devices for control of the lower extremity.


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Custom Foot Orthotics:

Successfully Dispensing Foot Orthotics   Online article
Designing Foot Orthotics video Online article
Casting for Foot Orthotics video Online article
Foot Orthotic Materials video Online article
Taking an Impression Foam video  
The Effectiveness of Foot Orthotics I video Online article
The Effectiveness of Foot Orthotics II   Online article

 

AFO's:

Dispensing Ankle Gauntlets video Online article
Casting for AFOs video pic  
Wound Healing Online article
Wound Healing Videos 1 video 2 video 3 video

 

Biomechanics:

The Biomechanics of Running - Part I   Online article
The Biomechanics of Running - Part II   Online article
Aspects of Gait – Part I   Online article
Aspects of Gait – Part II   Online article
Biomechanics - Overview; Part I   Online article
Biomechanics - Overview; Part II   Online article
Biomechanics - Part III   Online article
Biomechanics - Exploring A New Paradigm   Online article
Considerations for Biomechanical Evaluations   Online article
The 1st MPJ and Functional Hallux Limitus   Online article

 

Diagnoses:

Lateral Ankle Instability   Online article
Assessing Adult-Acquired Flatfoot   Online article
Understanding Adult-Acquired Flatfoot   Online article
Hallux Abducto Valgus   Online article
Pes Cavus   Online article
Equinus   Online article
Metatarsalgia   Online article
Heel Pain   Online article
Pediatric Club Foot and Pes Planus   Online article
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction   Online article
Charcot, Neuropathy and Toe Fillers video Online article
Leg Length Discrepancies video Online article
Treating Running Injuries   Online article
Rheumatoid Arthritis   Online article
Tarsal Tunnel   Online article
Partial Foot Amputees video Online article
Morton's Toe; Morton's Neuroma   Online article
Morton's Neuroma video       Morton's Toe video

Management of Partial Foot Amputees:               

Custom Molded Shoes:

Designing Custom Molded Shoes video Online article
Fabricating Custom Molded Shoes   Online article
An Overview of the Therapeutic Shoe Bill   Online article
Casting for Custom Shoes video Online article
Custom Shoes: Further Considerations   Online article
Pedorthic Shoe Modifications   Online article
Internal Modifications video        External Modifications video

 

Perspective:

What is Pedorthics?   Online article
Choosing Shoes For Children   Online article
Minimalist Shoes and Barefoot Running   Online article
Profile: Joan Edelstein   Online article
Profile: Dennis Janisse   Online article
Profile: Séamus Kennedy   Online article
Profile: Ron Manganiello   Online article
Profile: Justin Wernick   Online article