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January, 2000, Vol. 01, Issue 01
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Orthotic therapy is most effective when the prescribed level of support correlates to the level of physical stress created by each patient's condition, physiology and lifestyle. Factors such as weight, activity level and musculoskeletal integrity indicate whether light, moderate or intense orthotic support is necessary.

Since several factors must be addressed when implementing orthotic therapy, custom-fitted orthotics will be more effective in treating specific conditions than pre-manufactured orthotics.


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