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Mr. Mike Neugebauer

C.Ped (C), Pedorthist Langley, BC

BIO: Orthopedics Now

After competing his BA at York University in 1994 and the Orthotics & Prosthetics diploma program at George Brown University in 1997, Mike moved west, joining the pedorthic group at Paris Orthotics Ltd. in 2000. He earned his C Ped (C) designation in 2001.

Mike always impresses and sometimes amazes colleagues with his ability to quickly pierce to the root of problems. It is this combination of honed clinical and technical skills that often means rapid relief for clients who arrive in pain and frustration about previously unsuccessful efforts to manage it. One of the company’s five senior pedorthists, Mike has lead responsibility in Port Coquitlam and is the sole practitioner in Langley. He shines in both places.

In his team sports past, Mike has played soccer and varsity water polo and has challenged himself as an individual athlete in downhill and cross country skiing, swimming, cyclocross, track and road cycling and Triathlons. These days, with the new Golden Ears Bridge crossing the Fraser River, he cycles to work in Langley. During ski season, Mike can be found at play on downhill runs, often with his wife and two young sons.

Making Foot Orthotics

Mike Neugebauer, C.Ped (C), discusses how Making Foot Orthotics

Well three methods of creating a foot orthotic is we have one method which is a two-dimensional image process that takes the pressure analysis of the bottom of the foot.

The second would be the foam impression technique, which the foot is pressed into a foam box to create that mold of the foot.

Well the gold standard casting technique is with a plaster cast. With the plaster cast we’re able to achieve a three-dimensional image of the foot structure, which allows us to then create a three-dimensional mold of the foot.

When we take the impression of the foot, we can mark bony landmarks and we can position the foot in such a way that it’s in a neutral position, so we can capture that to then provide the cast to produce a quality custom foot orthotic.

If you think you need a custom foot orthotic, you would want to go to your family physician, your physiotherapist or your chiropractor, who can then refer you to a Local  pedorthist.

Presenter: Mr. Mike Neugebauer, Pedorthist, Langley, BC

Local Practitioners: Pedorthist

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