The RestorThotics® Experience

The RestorThotic experience lives in the context of wellness, holistic care, performance enhancement, prevention, quality of life upgrading, restorative care and skilled maintenance.


RestorThotics® are more like training wheels than eyeglasses or most custom foot orthotics. RestorThotics are props that, in the hands of dedicated and skilled professionals, restore feet and postures towards health and longevity by offsetting the degenerative and deforming forces of gravity, hard ground and shoes in a civilized society.

Functional Foot Typing and RestorThoticsTM were U.S. Patented in 2011 and are currently the only U.S. Patented custom foot orthotic that can make this claim. They are often imitated but cannot duplicated.

RestorThotics® are a collaboration between a podiatrist turned biomedical engineer of the lower extremity and an acknowledged foot orthotic fabrication expert. Over the past 20+ years they perfected diagnostic tests, casting techniques and covert fabrication, presentation and marketing programs that generate foot orthotics guaranteed to deliver stability, support, strength, symmetry and balance to the user for the first time.

RestorThotics are replacing useful in most practices that include orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, licensed massage therapy and movement therapy especially when there is no insurance coverage for orthotics in network, for your out of network coverage patients or for cash pay patients looking for more than pain relief. They are dispensed at $600-$1000 a pair.

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RestorThotics: Orthotics you can be proud to present and dispense

  • U.S. Patented
  • Guaranteed to improve the movement and comfort aspects of life (19)
  • Classified correction of casts and fabrication of orthotics using Foot Centering Technology
  • The 1st Foot Type Specific Foot Orthotics
  • Exclusive biomechanics education, coaching and training that ensures success from Dr. Shavelson with a one year contract

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  3. Attaining Successful Outcomes through Functional Foot Typing: Nolaro press; April 2015
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Forms to Download

TayCo Brace Custom Form

TayCo OTS Form

RestorThotics Order Form

Functional Foot Typing Exam Form