Top Cover Materials
Top coverings are the most superior placed material on the orthotic, covers all components of the orthotic and interfaces with the patient’s foot.
Length of Top Cover
Length of cover instruction will supersede all other modification instructions including extensions and paddings.
A met length top covering originates at the heel and terminates proximal to metatarsal heads. Metatarsal length covers allow maximum room for metatarsal heads and toes in shoe gear.
A sulcus length top covering originates at the heel and terminates distal to the metatarsal heads, at the foot’s sulcus. Sulcus length covers are great for modifications and postings that treat forefoot pathologies while leaving space for the toes.
A toe length top covering originates at the heel and terminates distal to the toes approximately 12mm distal from each phalange. Ideal for shoes with removable insoles and toe comfort. Often coverings to toes will need to be trimmed to fit to shoe gear.