Can 4Kids be Customised?
Heat modification can be used on the underside of the shell to gently shape the device for an optimal fit but care should be taken not to damage the antibacterial top cover.
What Wearing in Period is Required?
A wearing in period must be allowed for in order to give the patient time to get used to the orthotic, however, it is not unusual to notice an immediate beneficial effect . It is important to review each child on a regular basis, particularly after periods of rapid growth to ensure correct sizing of the orthotic.
How Long Will They Last?
The length of time an orthosis lasts can vary between patients and depends upon patient age, weight and activity level. However in the case of children regular checks should be made to monitor growth of the foot to ensure the correct fitting of both the orthoses and the shoes.
Can 4Kids be Used in Different Shoes?
Yes, although some shoes will be more suitable than others. It is recommend that shoes have firm, deep heel cups, adjustable fastenings and retuan flexibility across the forefoot.
Can They be Cleaned?
4Kids orthotics should be cleaned regularly in order to prolong the product life expectancy. It is our recommendation to gently sponge them with warm, soapy water and dry with a paper towel. Do not soak or dry artificially.