Light Orthotics and Active Footwear — Open House Event

by Boris Litvinov, DPT

If you experience pain or discomfort while walking, running, or simply standing…you may benefit from a change in footwear! Join us at our all-day open house and learn more about orthotics and different types of running shoes that can help alleviate foot pain.

Tuesday, Feb. 21st

You can learn more about the event and RSVP on our Facebook page.


Pacific Coast Physical Therapy would like to introduce its new service – foot orthotics fabrication within 15 minutes, and welcome a company that recognizes that the alignment and function of our whole body depends on its proverbial foundation – the feet. It follows that one must gain the best possible alignment starting with the feet.

Over the last few decades, research has shown that orthotics can be helpful in preventing injuries, alleviating pain, and improving performance.  Furthermore, research has also shown overall patient comfort when wearing orthotics is an important factor in realizing these benefits.  The revolutionary Light Orthotics technology has been developed to optimize patient comfort, while still providing the benefits of an orthotic device.  Key features of Light Orthotics include the following:

1. Fit

     The Light Orthotics patent pending process enables custom orthotics to be directly molded to a patient’s foot in a semi-weight bearing position by a medical professional.   This new technology enables the most precise fit possible because it transforms a flexible material into a shaped orthotic device using a light-curing process (no heat).  This capability is truly unique to Light Orthotics.        

2. Material properties

A perfect fit must be combined with the right materials to maximize comfort.  The custom shaped support plate in Light Orthotics arguably has the most advanced composite design of any orthotic device available.  The dual-stiffness design, along with the Fascia Flex TM feature, ensures support and stability when standing, yet just the right amount of “give” when in motion.   

3. Thickness and weight

Comfort extends beyond just fit and material properties; it is also heavily dependent on how well an orthotic can fit into your shoe, as well as how heavy it is.  Because of the advanced composite plate, Light Orthotics are less than 5 mm thick throughout the entire device, which makes them more likely to easily fit in a variety of footwear.  They are also lightweight, weighing less than 50 g each for a Women’s Size 8.

4.  Breathability

Light Orthotics utilize a textile-lined open-cellular PU top foam to improve breathability.  This is in contrast to most custom orthotics that must use a closed-cell foam (typically EVA or Neoprene) because they are grinded down with a sander and assembled with solvent-based adhesives.


Also in the mix this meeting is a representative from a company that has reinvented the softness scale for shoes: Hoka One One.

You will have an opportunity to try them on and feel the difference of Hoka. Just for trying them on, you will receive a discount of 10-15% on Hoka shoes at your local shoe retailer.

Michael Alexandrov

Pacific Coast Physical Therapy would also like to introduce Michael Alexandrov, a decorated Olympic swimmer and fitness coach. Michael will explain how his training is complimentary to our practice.

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