A company news release reports that WebPT, Phoenix, has partnered with SOLS, a manufacturer of 3D-printed shoe insoles, to bring 3D printed foot orthotics to WebPT’s member base of more than 43,000 rehab therapy professionals.
The release notes that thanks to an exclusive offer through the WebPT Marketplace, WebPT members have the ability to access SOLS’ technology at a discounted offer, allowing them to create custom orthotics based upon patients’ electronic foot scans.
In the release, Heidi Jannenga, WebPT, cofounder and COO, articulates her excitement regarding the partnership. “SOLS is revolutionizing the foot orthotics industry, and WebPT prides itself in developing technology that has the potential to disrupt the status quo in healthcare. That’s why I’m excited to help introduce this innovative company to the physical therapy industry. I’m also personally proud to work with another trailblazing woman executive.”
Kegan Schouwenburg, SOLS founder and CEO, adds, “We believe this partnership allows rehab professionals to expand their treatment capabilities to a more holistic approach. This is an important step towards enabling people everywhere to gain access to quality custom orthotics that allow them to live a pain-free life.”
According to the release, physical therapists in the SOLS network receive an iPad with a built-in app engineered to provide the ability to capture thousands of data points with six images. This allows physical therapists to order SOLS orthotics that are customized to each patient’s foot morphology and lifestyle. The release notes that the company then creates 3D prints of the orthotics using NASAgrade nylon and ships them directly to the provider’s office within 7 days. SOLS orthotics are designed to correct body alignment and fit into several different types of shoes.
[Source(s): WebPT, SOLS]