Formthotics: Foot Science International originated with one innovative doctor, looking for more effective ways to treat patients with common foot problems. Dr. Charlie Baycroft, a sports medicine specialist in New Zealand, noticed that many of his patients were suffering from foot and leg pain with no apparent cause.
In an attempt to resolve his patients’ pain, Dr. Baycroft decided to try orthotics that moulded perfectly to the shape of each patient’s foot. He custom made orthotic shoe inserts, expecting to see some improvement when the foot is given the natural support it needs. Amazingly, his patients saw total resolution of long-standing conditions and reported that they were now able to run and train pain-free.
Through word of mouth, the success of Dr. Baycroft’s orthotics spread and demand grew rapidly. At this time, making the orthotics was still time-consuming and expensive, requiring Dr. Baycroft to search for a more efficient system of producing custom-fitting shoe inserts. Through exhaustive testing and trials, the Formthotics™ system was born.
Since our humble origins in the 1970s, Foot Science International has grown into a major brand with distributors worldwide. With over thirty years of experience in treating pain and an increasing body of research supporting the benefits of custom-fitting orthotics, Formthotics™ are trusted by medical professionals and patients around the world.