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It is important to note that the genesis of this company was predicated on the desire and professional passion to improve foot and spinal correction outcomes. Much of the new knowledge we have gained has come from Podiatric as well as Chiropractic Research. Exploring the areas where our professions intersect and overlap has proven to be very productive.

Accuthotix™ is a company built on a strong, scientific foundation. Our developmental research process included an unbiased examination of both traditional therapies as well as new concepts from both the Podiatric and Chiropractic disciplines. In the incorporated bibliography you will find most of the materials we used in the formation of this company.

Research Summary

There are different schools of thought in the world of orthotics. One of the essential differences between them is how the impression of the foot is captured. One school believes that impression should be taken in full-weight bearing stance. The other believes that casting a mold with the foot in a more neutral or semi-weight bearing position is the proper methodology.


While other differences, sometimes major differences, in fabrication techniques and materials do exist, the full-weight bearing impression vs. the neutral and semi-weight bearing impression delineation was the most fundamental to our interest in spinal and foot correction outcomes.


After examination of both impression methodologies, we determined that the neutral and semi-weight bearing impression produced the best orthotic. The full-weight bearing method yielded less information than we wanted to obtain and it failed to reveal the entire nature of most pathologies. Additionally, while the orthotic devices produced by the full-weight bearing method offered some degree of correction, they did not fully or accurately address the entirety of the targeted pathology. Because orthotics that does not fully address pathology act to support that pathology, we concluded their effect on spinal correction outcomes would be not is optimal.

The orthotics made employing the neutral and semi-weight bearing capture method fared much better in our research. The molds created from these impressions offered an opposing force that corrected all attendant pathologies with much greater accuracy. We determined that orthotics made using this methodology would have a much more measurable effect on improving and optimizing spinal correction outcomes.

Further research also revealed that neutral capture orthotics offered the additional benefit of being fully functional in all phases of gait. The full-weight bearing orthotics only controlled function during the mid-stance of gait. Further research also revealed that neutral capture orthotics offered the additional benefit of being fully functional in all phases of gait. The full-weight bearing orthotics only controlled function during the mid-stance of gait.

Based on our research, most of which is represented in the accompanying bibliography, Accuthotix™ adopted the neutral and semi-weight bearing capture method for making fully-functional orthotics.


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