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Foot Impression Foam

Foot impression foam is a low-cost, medical-grade, closed cell phenolic used for creating a model of the plantar surface of a patient's foot. Typically taken under semi-weight bearing conditions, an impression is created by slowly crushing the foam as the patient's weight is applied evenly by the foot to the surface of the foam. 

Because foot impression foam does not rebound after pressure is released, the fragile foam is left with a highly detailed, permanent impression of the foot. This impression is then used to create a positive cast on which a custom foot orthotic can be manufactured to treat the indications shown on the plantar surface of the foot.

There are other methods of assessing the indications of the foot. But, foot impression foam is part of a proven, accurate, and cost-effective medical workflow for the creation of custom foot orthoses.