There is nothing between you and planet earth, except the soles of your feet - and anything that comes between that pair will impact on everything above it. There is no point in saying that orthotics don't work because worldwide acceptance and academic research has proven that they do. TOG International have the ability to provide you with a truly professional service.
The range that they produce is quite honestly, superb and it has the ability to change and alter with the needs and ideas of the professional that uses it. The basic product is faultless- the standard is high - the laboratory moves to your demands and never holds you back.
I have studied orthoses for almost 25 years and I still use various laboratories for what I want but 95% of what I prescribe comes out of TOG. The product is sound - excellent durability with extrinsic posting that is effective 4 and 5 years later! -that hasn't been the case since Rohadur! The shells flex with the axis of the foot - how good is that? And how hard to achieve!! but yet the breakage rate is so small that it really is not a worry - I estimate less than 10 in 5 years of steady orders.
In my view the product is the number one item for both patient and clinician. Second on the list is support and with TOG International, this has been faultless. From ordering to delivery, accounts, revisions, repairs, advice when you need it to technological support - there is just nothing to equal what this laboratory have achieved.
Did I mention technology? I first became aware of TOG in 1996 when I spotted the lab up in Markham county while on a holiday in Ontario. I became fully aware of what they were doing in 2002 and the technology that they have perfected is more than I expected from all of the seminars and courses that I had attended in the years before this.
Don't get me wrong - there are some aspects of orthotic assessment that have not changed despite the superb technology that TOG have introduced me to. There is no substitute for sound clinical reasoning and anthropometric measurement - at least not yet! This group are getting close.
During my studies, I had a keen interest in feet and wrote my thesis on ankle injuries. A few years into practice, having carried out much research and attended numerous seminars on foot biomechanics, I decided to move it to another level. I purchased my first GaitScan system back in 2004 when I was running three clinics in Manchester, UK. There was such an increased demand for orthotics that we invested in a second system shortly...
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