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

5-Star Podiatry Care In Aurora, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Oak Lawn, Oak Park & Roselle, IL

chicago podiatrist for custom foot ankle bracesWeil Foot & Ankle Institute is the only podiatry 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

To create a custom-molded brace, one of our board-certified Chicago podiatrists first evaluates the patient’s feet to determine the appropriate device. After a device is chosen and discussed with the patient, an impression is taken to reveal the anatomy of the patient’s feet. Proper casting technique captures the ankle joint at 90 degrees combined with the subtalar and midtarsal joint in a neutral position.

We then create a positive mold. 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 entails an X-static material that is anti-microbial 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 hand crafted to the exact specifications of the patient’s needs.

Final assembly entails incorporating all the different layers into one device. A trim line is then created that will ensure a correct shoe fit.

FOOT & ANKLE BRACE STYLES

CUSTOM AFO GAUNTLET

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

CARBON GRAPHITE AFO

State-of-the-art technology produces this feather-light and durable brace. This device is indicated for drop-foot deformity. This device allows stabilizing forces, preventing foot drop deformity, combined with a thin design to allow an easy shoe fit.

BONGIOVANNI BRACE

This device is a hybrid that provides a perfect balance between control and shock absorption. These materials actually mold to the contour of the patient’s feet. This device has a revolutionary fabrication process that entails building a brace around a soft polyurethane footbed system. This footbed system is a revolutionary material imported from Nora in Germany that provides advanced and state of the art technologies.

The material is silver impregnated, preventing bacteria growth and assisting with proper foot hygiene. Nora Lunatec Combi is an innovative product development with composite sheets that are “vulcanized” together during the manufacturing process, guaranteeing secure strength with any bonding.

Over 200,000 Happy Feet Have Found Relief At Weil Foot & Ankle Institute

Please call our 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 Chicago
Area Podiatrists
Award-Winning Chicago
Area Podiatrists


  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Matthew Vogt used shock wave therapy on my quadriceps tendonitis last fall and by December, the tendonitis was completely gone. "

    - Richard J.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "I urge anyone in need of bunion surgery to see Dr Lowell Weil. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful! Oh and my feet are now PRETTY! Thank you again!"

    - Sky N.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • "Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I have been with Weil foot and Ankle for nine years and Dr. Weil Jr. has taken care of all my foot problems. He is the best."

    - Maureen M.
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Weil Jr. and the Staff at the Libertyville Office are the best. I had joint fusion surgery on July 31, 2014 and everyone there was great with all my questions. "

    - Maureen M. – Joint Fusion
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “I was super nervous about the surgery but all the staff made me feel welcome and safe, before my surgery, I remember everything was clean, and everybody were professional.”

    - Michelle K. – Toe Surgery
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. David O’Brian and his staff in Roselle are the best! My entire family has seen Dr. O’Brian for over 10 years. "

    - Mary Pat H. – Foot Pain
    best chicago podiatrists
  • “Dr. Cernak, Thank you for being such an amazing DOCTOR! The way you care for us can’t be matched by anyone! (and hasn’t!) Your knowledge is incredible too.”

    - Sara R.
    best chicago podiatrists
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The Chicago, IL, podiatrists of Weil Foot & Ankle Institute treat all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Our licensed Chicago 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 Chicago podiatrists and Chicago 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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