Our TPD orthotic has proved to be a very successful device in the management of Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction and other conditions such as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. The TPD50 boasts the same mechanical features but without the reinforcing plastic wrap. This reduces the shore rating making the TPD50 more comfortable for those patients unable to tolerate the firmer TPD insole.

                

 

As the car approaches the bridge, it slows to go up the incline. Calcaneal plantarflexion is reduced when the heel meets the mid-foot saddle.

At a safe speed, the car crosses the hump of the bridge. The foot is stabilised when fully loaded on the saddle.
Once over the hump, the car accelerates away. The 1st ray drops into the recess and encourages the MTP joint to bend, the heel raises and sagittal movement within the foot has been maximised.

 

Due to the nature of the injury there are a set of exercises that are very specfic to Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction.

All the information below is provided by our own in-house Musculoskeletal Podiatrist Andy Horwood. He has been working on these rehabilitation exercises

for the last few years in his own clinic and has met with great success - he even shows us how to avoid patients "cheating" and gaining the full benefit!

Cliick below to learn what Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction is and how it can affect you

The Healthy Step Therapy Band is also available in convenient 1.3 metre cut lengths or 25 metre bulk packs for healthcare professionals (please call us for details - 01457 839549).


 

I like the X-Line TPD as it is a relatively light weight fairly robust device. The devices offer superior control at the talonavicular region with a higher medial and lateral heel cup and sagitally pitched midfoot saddle providing exeptional stability from initial contact into mid-stance. This makes the X Line TPD a perfect device in the 1st line to intermediate management of various stages of tibialis posterior dysfunction. I have used this device extensively both in athletes and military personnel in the treatment of medial tibial stress with great success.

I find them extremely useful during the rehabilitation phase where proximal stability and posterior muscle tightness often need to be addressed in conjunction with orthosis therapy. The device allows for  any number of changes as the rehabilitation phase progresses.   With a little thought to functional anatomy you can readily adapt these devices with dampners and combined stability posts to aid in deceleration at initial contact, while maintaining stability to allow for weight transmition in midstance. The Horwood Extension and 1st mtp joint dell are of added benefit in the propulsive phase giving added assistance to flexor digitorum longus and at times when planatar intrinsic muscle activity is reduced.

L.S. Leeds

Musculoskeletal Podiatrist
 

If you have been issued with a pair of TPD50 insoles by your local NHS clinic and wish to purchase another pair please visit www.heelfixkit.com

Professional clinicians including Podiatrists, Physiotherapists and Chirporactors please call us on 01457 839 549 to set up a trade account - alternatively email us.


Sizes (approx.)
Code Size UK EU
XLINETPD5004 Small 3-5 36-38
XLINETPD5003 Medium 6-8 40-42
XLINETPD5002 Large 9-11 43-46
XLINETPD5001 Extra Large 12-14 47-49
XLINETPD5001X Extra Extra large 15-16 50-51

This size chart is intended as a guide only