10 Things Every Clinician Should Understand About Orthotics

10 Things Every Clinician Should Understand About Orthotics

January 24, 2022

Although many companies market orthotics to healthcare practitioners, there exists a great lack of understanding of medical necessity and the clinical use of these devices.
Further, there is a paucity of training to implement effective orthotic strategies other than in the trained professions—podiatry, the orthotist and pedorthic programs. As a result many providers order generic orthotics (even the term orthotic is itself generic) with no appropriate examination, diagnosis or goal in mind for the patients presenting condition.
In this one-hour free training, we will introduce concepts pertaining to the medical necessity and clinical indications for orthotic prescription.
Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 2pm EST and learn: 
  • The process involved in truly custom foot orthoses
  • The difference between a 3D, volumetric cast and 2D methods and how this impacts the finished device
  • The truth about the marketing and myths that entice doctors to buy generic brands. Caveat emptor!

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About David Wedemeyer, DC, CPed

Dr. David Wedemeyer is a chiropractor and certified pedorthist located in Laguna Niguel, California.  A native of Newport Beach, he pursued a chiropractic degree at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles and returned to Orange County to open his practice. He maintained a solo chiropractic practice and recently retired to focus full time on his orthotic lab and educating his colleagues about foot orthoses and pedal biomechanics.

Possessing a keen interest in the foot and ankle, Dr. Wedemeyer began investigating the different methods available to fabricate and dispense CFO’s. He is the only chiropractor to have served the Medicare Diabetic Shoe Bill as a supplier of diabetic footwear, insoles and AFO braces. Through his pedorthic training he garnered the trust of local orthopedic foot and ankle specialists and enjoyed beneficial referral relationships with medical providers throughout his career, retiring in 2018 to devote his full time to operating Solelutions Orthotic Lab.



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