Why Choose PTI Orthotics & Foot Resource Lab

PTI Orthotics is the only full service, in-house foot orthotic fabrication facility in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado. We fabricate feet orthotics of all types but specialize in flexible, foot-friendly designs. Our goal is to refute the myth that an effective orthotic has to be made from hard rigid plastic.

When you choose PTI Orthotics & Foot Resource Lab, you will receive only the highest quality custom-molded products made from neutral position 3-D scans of your feet or feet casts. Unlike most orthotic labs, PTI Orthotics has been trained in the most advanced, medically-based intrinsic posting methods to date, as well as CAD/CAM design-manufacturing and CNC machining. This allows us to fabricate your device from soft foam, carbon fiber, squishy visco-elastic polymer gel, and various high-temperature, high-strength thermoplastics. We may also use a combination of these materials, depending on your unique needs.

At PTI Orthotics, we never cut quality to increase productivity. We don’t use direct imprint (molding material applied directly to the foot) techniques, library systems, mirror imaging technology, or pre-fabricated arch shells – and we don’t outsource the manufacturing process.

Instead, all of our custom-molded feet orthotics are made 100% in-house, along with most of the components used in the fabrication process. We even make the fixtures used to make those components. Our products are custom-fabricated for your individual foot, not assembled. Much of this knowledge and dedication to quality can be attributed to our founder, Aaron Anderson, C. Ped, who has 26 years of clinical practice and experience in fabricating traditional handcrafted orthotics as well.

The Only Full-Service Foot Orthotic Lab in Boulder and Longmont

Getting a foot orthotic isn’t a difficult process. Getting the right foot orthotic takes time, experience, and a commitment to quality. At PTI Orthotics & Foot Resource Lab, Board Certified Pedorthist Aaron Anderson, C. Ped, BOCPD, has a thorough approach to specialized orthotic design. He takes time with his patients, educating them about their options, applying the latest technologies, and making all the necessary measurements.

Aaron, who is also the founder of PTI Orthotics explains, “Most people don’t consider their feet to be directly related to their overall health. If your feet are in constant pain or discomfort from exercising, or if a biomechanical malalignment in the foot is causing foot or leg pain, they can keep you from being active which directly affects your overall health.” Orthotic therapy, undertaken at the onset of certain conditions, can reduce pain and may deter a later need for hospitalization or surgery.

Commitment to Quality

The commitment to our patients is evident in our focus on quality. Prior to being fitted for an orthotic, each patient receives a one-hour consultation and examination. This exam includes a full patient history and a biomechanical evaluation that involves over 30 angular and range of motion measurements, a video treadmill gait analysis, and an assessment of current footwear. We scan the feet with a 3D Non Contact Scanner which is the most accurate system available.

We also cast the feet in a subtalar neutral position. This differs from the weight bearing casting system where patients stand on molding pillows, press their feet into foam boxes, or stand or walk on computerized mats or pin boxes. Neutral position casting or 3D scanning requires that patients lay flat and remove all weight from their feet. Not only does this method prevent malalignment which is present with weight bearing methods, it yields a truly neutral position of the foot. Using this neutral position scan, PTI Orthotics can then provide you with the most effective and high-quality orthotic.