What functional orthoses do:

"A functional orthosis only resists abnormal forces and promotes improved foot function"

- Dr. Merton L. Root

"An orthosis that is prescribed to resist specific abnormal forces identified by examination and is designed to promote improved function of the foot is called a functional orthosis."

- Dr. Merton L. Root, Pacesetter, 1982

“A functional orthosis, if properly prescribed and made, will eliminate joint deformities.“

Dr. Merton L. Root

A functional orthosis does not support the arch of the foot

A functional orthosis does not hold a foot in any position

A functional orthosis does not “balance”
a foot

A functional orthosis does not accommodate lesions or painful areas of the foot

A functional orthosis only resists abnormal forces and promotes improved foot function

First functional orthosis designed by Dr. Merton Root

Modern Fabricating

Custom Contour Technology

KevinRoot Medical pedorthic technicians are the best trained biomechanists in the world.

Using orthosis fabrication techniques pioneered by Dr. Merton Root paired with technology of today, your experience from ordering to fitting exceeds expectations for a reliable positive outcome.

The process of getting a perfect orthoses

1. Scanning

2. Congruent contour

3. Making positive model

4. Vacuum Forming

5. Perfect result, every time

What functional orthoses do:

"A functional orthosis only resists abnormal forces and promotes improved foot function"

- Dr. Merton L. Root

"An orthosis that is prescribed to resist specific abnormal forces identified by examination and is designed to promote improved function of the foot is called a functional orthosis."

- Dr. Merton L. Root, Pacesetter, 1982

“A functional orthosis, if properly prescribed and made, will eliminate joint deformities.“

Dr. Merton L. Root

A functional orthosis does not support the arch of the foot

A functional orthosis does not hold a foot in any position

A functional orthosis does not “balance”
a foot

A functional orthosis does not accommodate lesions or painful areas of the foot

A functional orthosis only resists abnormal forces and promotes improved foot function

First functional orthosis designed by Dr. Merton Root

Modern Fabricating

Custom Contour Tech.

KevinRoot Medical pedorthic technicians are the best trained biomechanists in the world. Using orthosis fabrication techniques pioneered by Dr. Merton Root paired with technology of today, your experience from ordering to fitting exceeds expectations for a reliable positive outcome.

The process of getting a perfect orthoses

1. Scanning

2. Congruent contour

3. Making positive model

4. Vacuum Forming

5. Perfect result, every time

What functional orthoses do:

"A functional orthosis only resists abnormal forces and promotes improved foot function"

- Dr. Merton L. Root

"An orthosis that is prescribed to resist specific abnormal forces identified by examination and is designed to promote improved function of the foot is called a functional orthosis."

- Dr. Merton L. Root, Pacesetter, 1982 -

“A functional orthosis, if properly prescribed and made, will eliminate joint deformities.“

Dr. Merton L. Root

A functional orthosis does not support the arch of the foot

A functional orthosis does not hold a foot in any position

A functional orthosis does not “balance” a foot

A functional orthosis does not accommodate lesions or painful areas of the foot

A functional orthosis only resists abnormal forces and promotes improved foot function

First functional orthosis designed by Dr. Merton Root

Modern Fabricating

Custom Contour Technology

KevinRoot Medical pedorthic technicians are the best trained biomechanists in the world. Using orthosis fabrication techniques pioneered by Dr. Merton Root paired with technology of today, your experience from ordering to fitting exceeds expectations for a reliable positive outcome. 

The process of getting a perfect orthoses

1. Scanning

2. Congruent contour

3. Making positive model

4. Vacuum Forming

5. Perfect result, every time

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