Evidence Based Orthotic Interventions

We work with both practitioners and university educators to advance the understanding of orthotic therapy.
Our goal is greater reliability, repeatability and predictability in both manufacture and clinical application.

Performance Through Scientific Research

Our 17 year commitment to orthotic design and manufacturing is based on scientific research and clinical feedback - leading to better outcomes for patients and practitioners.

Dedication to University Research & Education

Committed to financing and resourcing research and education programs to facilitate deeper understanding of how biomechanical principles can be applied to orthotic design.

The education program is pivotal to learning and understanding the framework and structure under which Kinetic Orthotic Therapy can be prescribed.

World's first and only clinical data prescription system, unique to us! Our research and product development is based on scientific data, clinical evidence and the latest developments in biomechanical theory.

Become an Accredited Kinetic Prescriber

The education program is pivotal to learning and understanding the framework and structure under which Kinetic Orthotic Therapy can be prescribed.

Kinetics for Podiatrists

World's first and only clinical data prescription system, unique to us! Our research and product development is based on scientific data, clinical evidence and the latest developments in biomechanical theory.

Kinetics for Health Professionals

Smarthotics is a mehtod of Kinetic Orthotic Prescription created specifically for allied health professionals... physiotherapists, personal trainers and chiropractors

Why Kinetic is the future of orthotic design?

Traditional orthotic design is based more on good luck than good judgement

Traditional orthotics are designed to block “excessive pronation”. Due to being designed specifically for this purpose, they effectively act as functional blockers. The established approach to therapy concentrates principally on applying individual orthotic design based on contour and frontal plane alignment parameters.

This approach provides limited success and can often lead to variable outcomes because individual functional kinetic data is not applied. Therefore, success is based more on good luck than good judgement.

Traditional orthotics merely compensate for abnormal foot topology

Our design objective has been to create a “kinetic orthotic” by which muscular energy is most efficiently transferred in the gait cycle of a patient. This is instead of producing an orthotic that merely compensates for abnormal foot topology, which is the functional limit of many designs. Improving the efficiency of an individual's gait cycle should produce a lasting improvement in mobility and a decrease in any pathology related to biomechanical inefficiency.

Understanding the efficiency of the gait cycle is key

Kinetic Orthotics® work by optimising the efficiency of the gait cycle. This is achieved through the design application. Specifically by analysing three key criteria: force, morphology and function. Information on these criteria is obtained through the use of nine key Kinetic tests and observations.

Resource Library

Download the latest research on the revolution in Kinetic Orthotic Theory

Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM, MS
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

Sagittal Plane Facilitation Theory

Mandy Abbott BSc MSc
Glasgow Caledonian University

Emerging Concepts In Podiatric Biomechanics

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM, MS
Podiatry Today

Gait Analysis - Normal and Pathological Function

Jacquelin Perry, MD
Chief of Pathokinesiology, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center - Downey CA