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How to Use BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam offers optimum convenience for the patient and practitioner – with accurate and dependable impressions.

Step-by-Step Casting with
BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam

After gait analysis and clinical assessment of patient’s foot, the procedure takes only a few minutes. Ideal weight-bearing flow is established and controlled by the practitioner to ensure that proper plantar contour is achieved, which will eventually be duplicated in the finished orthotic device.
Align patient’s body properly. Establish 90-degree angles at hip, knee and ankle. Observe feet to ensure proper neutral positioning.
patients foot on BIO-FOAM Impression Foam kit

See that ankle is neither supinated or pronated.
doctor holding patients ankle
Hold ankle in neutral position by supporting the talus to prevent pronation when impression is made. Instruct patient to apply no pressure. Place free hand on patient’s knee and press down, pushing the foot 1” to 1-1/2” into foam. Simultaneously, apply pressure to lateral aspect of foot with other hand.
doctor holding patients knee and ankle
Finish impression by pressing on the toes with both hands. Thus, weight-bearing flow is simulated – heel to mid-foot to toes – while foot is maintained in proper neutral position.
doctor pressing both hands on patients foot
Inspect each impression for defects or an uneven nature of the weight-bearing surface or abnormal plantar contour. Repeat procedure with patient’s other foot. Complete prescription/order form and forward convenient mailing box to lab.
BIO-FOAM Impression Foam double package with foot imprints

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam Products

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam Flat Kit (4000)

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam Flat Kit (4000)WHERE TO BUY
  • Sturdy large side-by-side self-mailing box ideal for commercial mailing
  • Foam slabs are size 13-3/4” x 5-7/8” x 2-1/4”
  • 6 kits per case

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam Single Kit (4055)

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam Single (4055)WHERE TO BUY
  • Sturdy single self-mailing box ideal for single applications
  • Foam slabs are size 13-3/4” x 5-7/8” x 2-1/4”
  • 24 kits per case

BIO-FOAM® Impression Foam Fold-Over Kit (86-04020)

  • Sturdy compact fold-over self-mailing box ideal for residential mailing
  • Foam slabs are size 13-3/4” x 5-7/8” x 2-1/4”
  • 10 kits per case

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