See Store > Medical Grade on the website’s navigation menu for photos of many of the MGF styles we deal with.
The website’s “Medical Grade” product category equates to the main MGF styles we use. It may also be possible for us to order other styles from the MGF Register.
At the time of posting, some product descriptions are yet to come.
Some styles have been removed from the new MGF Register released this month, so we have removed these from the category but left them on the website.
See the Propet Olivia product description as an example of the kinds of information we hope to include for most MGF styles.
Prices are displayed for MGF products as well as for non-MGF shoes for the benefit of non-DVA customers.
In-stock colours and sizes are shown for all products. However, because of the varying needs of DVA clients, shoes often need to be ordered in from suppliers. [UPDATE, DECEMBER 2017: MGF products that are out of stock will not be displayed in search results but can still be found in the Medical Grade category available from the site navigation's "Store" submenu.]
See Info > For Podiatrists on the navigation menu for other information useful for podiatrists. More information will be added over time. (A link to this page is also available in the website footer.)
The "For Podiatrists" page includes a link to a Podiatrist's Referral Form that you can use to provide information to us about non-DVA clients’ footwear requirements.
Other Website Features Useful to Podiatrists
The website has a number of features that may help you find footwear information for DVA and non-DVA clients:
- Product category links Full Orthotic, Three-Quarter Orthotic and Medical Grade exist under the "Store" menu.
- An All Categories link under the "Store" menu leads to a list of all product category pages, including numerous ones for aspects of a shoe’s physical structure.
The Search Function
After entering search terms, users can then limit results by clicking on a category filter. Further clicked category filters are then additive, not subtractive.
For example, searching for "enclosed sandal" will prioritise search results from products that use both terms in their descriptions. So footwear in the first results will mostly be sandals that have either an enclosed toe or enclosed heel. Clicking on the "Women" category filter will then remove men's results (eg the Naot Martin sandal).
But then adding another category such as "Orthotic: Full" will add back results from that whole category insofar as they relate to the search terms. So in this example, adding the “Orthotic: Full” category filter will cause the full-length-orthotic-friendly Naot Martin to reappear, even though it is not a women's sandal.
In other words, filtering by "Women" and "Orthotic: Full" displays all women's footwear containing "enclosed" or "sandal" AND all full-length-orthotic-friendly footwear containing "enclosed" or "sandal". It does not display only women's full-length orthotic-friendly sandals containing "enclosed" or "sandal".