Different feet have different needs.
Over 20 years ago we developed our line of orthotics, allowing you to match the appropriate cushioning and support to your individual patients. These insoles share common anatomical features, such as a contoured heel cup to cradle and stabilize the heel, a moderate longitudinal arch, mild metatarsal pad, and sculpted relief at the base of the fifth metatarsal. Our unique combination of materials offers different levels of function control right out of the box and, if necessary, can be easily adapted for an individualized fit.
AliMed's FREEDOM line of professional orthotics is the trusted choice for advanced materials that give you the fit and features of customized orthotics without the wait and cost. Our top selling accommodative insoles include The Accommodator, High Impact Accommodator Insoles, and our Professional Only line of Accommodator Semi-rigid PRO Orthotics. In addition, we have expanded our line of FREEDOM Pediatric Orthotics.
"Accommodators™ provide daily support to the heel by absorbing shock from heel strike and lessening metatarsal head pressure through longitudinal and transverse arch supports. Studies have demonstrated that wearing orthotics provides a significant amount of relief from the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
The BFO solves many basic foot problems and accepts glued modifications well; while the XPE or Alicork can be incorporated into custom orthotics. All Half Soles in the Freedom line can be used by men, women, and children. There are a wide range of sizes from pediatric to adult and are built to last from high-quality materials right here in the USA!
*The Prospective Evaluation of Invasive and Non-invasive Treatment Protocols for Plantar Fasciitis. Awbrey B.J., Bernardone J.J., Connolly T.J. Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports.
Abstract: The investigation noted a consistently high number of patients within their outpatient practices who were suffering from disabling fasciitis. They also found that each investigator had been prescribing a totally different, but standard, invasive or non-invasive treatment for the condition. In light of the high cost of custom orthoses and the morbidity of surgery, the investigators sought to prospectively investigate effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this study is to identify a clinically successful yet cost-effective conservative treatment for plantar fasciitis.
Conclusions: The results would indicate that a relatively inexpensive anatomic stock orthosis of the type used in this study provided a marked amount of relief from the disabling symptoms of plantar fasciitis by one month, and nearly complete healing by three months. This positive response to treatment was essentially no different from those patients treated by the additional and invasive use of steroids or lidocaine, although all patients who wore an orthosis were significantly improved over the baseline comparison group, who were prescribed a standard series of exercises that are commonly recommended for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The preliminary findings of this ongoing study lead us to conclude that the use of the stock anatomic orthosis would be the most simple, cost effective, and clinically effective treatment for the disabling disorder of plantar fasciitis.