Modular footwear

Modular footwear

Modular footwear is manufactured in standard lengths and widths however it can be adapted to cater for a wide range of foot types. Adaptations that can be completed include increasing the depth or width at various points, increasing the length of fastenings to make the footwear easier to take on and off or adjusting the sole units.

What are the indications for use of modular footwear?

There are many indications for using modular footwear. These include:

  • The requirement to wider or deeper footwear
  • Foot deformities
  • The ability to contain an orthotic device

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for modular footwear please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are modular footwear often used for?

Modular footwear is suitable for a large range of conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Partial amputation of the foot
  • Hallux valgus (Bunion)
  • Odema
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Osteoarthritis

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for modular footwear please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of modular footwear?

There are many benefits that come from using modular footwear. These include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Increased mobility
  • Increased comfort
  • Allow for deformities
  • Increased stability
  • Increased support
  • Increased proprioception
  • Increase balance

There are many benefits using modular footwear to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive modular footwear?

The process to receive modular footwear would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

To create the perfect modular footwear your orthotist will need to complete an assessment of your feet, looking at how you walk and the range of motion at your feet and ankles. They will also need to take a number of measurements to ensure correct sizing of your footwear. Depending on your requirements your orthotist may also need to take a cast of your feet. Once all the relevant information has been gathered you will be able to select your footwear, our orthotists are able to order from any suitable manufacturer which means you have greater choice of styles, colours and materials. On selecting your footwear your orthotist will submit your details to the manufacturer who will start production. Your orthotist may require you to come back for an intermediate fitting to establish whether any additional adjustments need to be made prior to final production of your footwear.

Our orthotists have the freedom to choose from any suitable manufactures which gives your child a greater choice of colours and styles.

How do I arrange an assessment for modular footwear?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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