When innovative technology is used for making lives better

MIRAJ (MAHARASHTRA):  The Customised Protective Footwear project of The Leprosy Mission Trust India recently organised a programme, in collaboration with Indian Association of Physiotherapists (, at its Central Fabrication Unit in Miraj, Maharashtra, to make physiotherapy practitioners in Sangli district, Maharashtra aware about the customised footwear services available for diabetic/orthopaedic foot deformities at its Central Fabrication Unit. Mr Sachin Shetty, Convener, Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Sangli district was the chief guest.

The theme of the programme was ‘Recent trends in the correction of foot deformities’ and the programme was attended by 10 physiotherapists practicing in Sangli.

Some of the topics discussed were foot deformities, podiatry (examination of the foot), gait abnormalities, orthotic prescription, and footwear selection.

After the session, the participants were taken for an exposure visit to the Central Fabrication Unit where they witnessed a live demonstration of the complete process of foot examination, foot scanning, designing of orthotics, fabrication of insoles, among others.

One participant said, “I am amazed at the technology solutions available for all kinds of foot deformities. Today’s programme has enriched my clinical knowledge about the facilities available to correct foot deformities, and that too in Miraj itself.”