Dr. Kiper offers Silicone Orthotics for arch support.

Computer Analysis: Supinator 1 (pressure maps)

                   rigid/complex/high arch

(Notes on reading these images)

 Pressure Maps

Scale (Pounds/Sq. Inch) Bare Foot Foot with Traditional Rigid Orthotic Foot with Silicone Dynamic Orthotic
Total Foot Area 20.4 Sq. Inches 18.5 Sq. Inches 28.5 Sq. Inches

These pictures show the distributuion of pressure on the ground. The color scale on the left indicates "red" as the highest pressure and "blue" is the lowest. The variance of colors shows the different pressures in each location as the foot is maximally pronated (the foot is spread out as much as it can). These pictures are of a left foot with the toes at the top of the image.

The barefoot picture (on the left) shows an uneven distribution of pressure across the ball of the foot as it is maximally pronated (spread out to the ground). This foot carries its highest concentration of pressure toward the inside of the foot (highest under the 1st metatarsal and significant pressure under metatarsals 2 & 3) with focal points of high pressure under metatarsals 4 & 5.

The middle picture with the patient's own traditional orthotic does reduce the pressure (compared to the barefoot).

The last picture on the right (with the SDO) in my opinion shows the best distribution of pressure and best balance for this foot.

3 Dimensional Views are also available for this patient.