The Sportsphysio.com major manufacturer, PPL Biomechanics combine traditional hand crafted knowledge with the most technologically advanced CAD CAM equipment to provide a superior custom foot orthoses.
CAD CAM is only as good as the company who operates it and as a principle PPL do not use library systems and only manufacture truly custom CAD orthoses on a par with traditional handmade devices.
CAD CAM orthoses are also available in children’s sizes.
How it works
Your foot scan, plaster cast or foam impression is net to the PPL laboratory.
A CAD digital model of the final shell is produced which is then directly milled.
These milled orthoses are then trimmed and hand finished in the same way a traditional handmade device would be.
What are the advantages of CAD CAM orthoses?
New material options – CAD CAM direct milling does not require materials which can be heat moulded, allowing new materials like polyurethane to be employed.
New materials also offer slimline orthotics suited to difficult to fit footwear.
Lower Cost – Savings on labour time result in a more cost effective orthotic device.
Accuracy – Digital modelling allows complete accuracy to 0.01 of a millimetre.
Repeatability – Increased permanent storage capacity means that identical repeat prescriptions are available after any period.