Award-Winning Kenosha Podiatrists For Custom Molded Foot & Ankle Braces

podiatrist for custom foot ankle bracesWeil Foot & Ankle Institute is the only practice that designs and fabricates its own custom-molded foot and ankle braces on site. In fact, we are now introducing a new product called the Bongiovanni brace, which is a hybrid design composed of pressure-sensitive materials that provide stability and shock absorption.

CREATING A CUSTOM-MOLDED BRACE

Our board-certified podiatrist first evaluates your feet to determine the appropriate device. After a device is chosen and discussed with you, an impression is taken, which captures the anatomy of your foot and ankle. Proper casting technique captures the ankle joint at 90 degrees, combined with the subtalar and midtarsal joint in a neutral position.

A positive mold is then created. The mold is designed with corrections to help alleviate foot deformities. Corrections are performed by adding plaster to the positive molds to offload any pressure points or pathologic structures.

Next, a pattern of the positive mold is created to fabricate the closure system. Weil Foot & Ankle Institute uses a state-of-the-art interior closure system, which is made of an X-static material that is antimicrobial and prevents perspiration.

Stabilizing material is then vacuum pressed to maintain proper anatomic alignment (polypropylene is the most common used material). After custom vacuuming, the material is then handcrafted to the exact specifications of your needs.

Final assembly entails incorporating all the different layers into one device. A trim line is then created that will provide you with adequate shoe fit.

BRACE STYLES

CUSTOM AFO GAUNTLET

This device is fabricated with a thin polypropylene shell encompassed by a closure system that is composed of X-static on the interior and genuine calf-skin leather. This device is soft, durable, and comes in two colors, black and beige.

CARBON GRAPHITE AFO

This state-of-the-art technology is feather-light and durable. The device provides stabilizing forces, which prevents foot drop deformity. It’s thin design allows an comfortable shoe fit.

BONGIOVANNI BRACE

This device is a hybrid that provides a perfect balance between control and shock absorption. The material actually molds to the contour of your feet for the perfect fit! The Bongiovanni brace is made using a revolutionary fabrication process, which constructs the brace around an advanced polyurethane footbed system made from material imported from Nora, Germany.

The material is silver impregnated, preventing bacteria growth and providing proper foot hygiene. Nora Lunatec Combi is an innovative product development in composite sheets, where two materials are vulcanized together during the manufacturing process. This results in a guaranteed secure strength with any bonding.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please call our podiatry office at 847-390-7666 if you have any additional questions about our custom molded braces, and we will be happy to provide you with all the information that you may need.

Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha, WI
Award-Winning Podiatrists & Foot Doctors In Kenosha, WI


  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Doctor Sorensen is an excellent surgeon. He can be totally trusted! The staff at the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute are caring, friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend them."

    - Alice S.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Excellent care given by Dr. Cernak and her staff. explanation of my problems and treatment were explained very clearly. Great attention to detail. Will definitely recommend her to others. Thank you"

    - Sally N.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Great experience on two occasions with Dr. Sorenson!! Still finishing treatment post-op on my heel spurs, but I’m already pain free!!"

    - Peter A.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "I have been seeing Dr Cernak for a number of years and after having moved here from Minnesota, am very thankful to have found her. She has helped me immensely with my feet and I've told many people about her. She takes the time to listen to her patients and helps them in any way she can."

    - Shirley B.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Ouska-Griffin was wonderful! I went to her seeking care for a trauma related issue to my foot and she made me feel at ease. She took the time to explain my x-ray, my healing, interventions for pain / mobility and gave recommendations for follow up. Her expertise, compassion, gentle nature and experience shows! I truly feel that she is dedicated to her work and really cares about her patients which is a rarity in today's medical field! I would highly recommend Dr. Ouska-Griffin for any podiatry related issue."

    - Kate L.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
  • "Dr. Griffin is a miracle worker. I had been seeing a doctor in Chicago for over 7 years and couldn't do anything for me. I started seeing Dr. Griffin in Summer 2019 and what she has done to improve the pain in my feet and other issues has been wonderful. She is very hands on and knows how to treat the symptoms immediately without a song and dance. I would highly recommend her if your in need of a new podiatrist."

    - Megan W.
    best wisconsin podiatrist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The Kenosha podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed podiatrists have helped over 200,000+ patients find relief for their foot pain, heel pain and ankle pain, and we can help you too! Our Kenosha foot doctors, can help treat all foot and ankle conditions, including, bunions, claw toe, corns, calluses, foot pain, hammertoes, heel pain, ingrown toenails, neuromas, toenail fungus and sports related foot and ankle injuries.
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Update (4/8/2020):

We are requiring patients and anyone accompanying them to arrive for their appointment with a face covering, (such as a scarf, bandana, t-shirt, handmade mask or other) that covers their nose and mouth already in place.  If they or their guests arrive without one, they will be asked to return to their car to put one on or reschedule their appointment.  We are unable to issue surgical masks to patients at this time.  As such, beginning on the morning of April 8th, we will require patients and visitors to arrive for their appointment already wearing a face covering.

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