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From Bauerfeind Life Magazin on 03.07.2024

More treatment options: the new TRIactive line includes tried-and-tested as well as new orthotic blanks for the common billing items of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds.

Even from a visual perspective, the TRIactive blanks are characterized by high-quality technology in the cushion layer that smoothly links functional zones of different densities without causing irritation. This gives the foot orthoses their signature “jigsaw puzzle” appearance. The zones interact to promote a physiological gait and allow excellent load transfer as well as energy return: the white, firmer material guides the heel and hindfoot as the foot touches the ground. The dark blue, moderately firm material relieves the foot arches and prevents the foot from sinking down too far, thus preventing the loss of valuable energy. At the same time, the light blue, soft material reduces pressure and load peaks. The different TRIactive products and product series are categorized as follows in the billing items of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds:

Supporting effect

Supporting orthotic blanks are used to cushion the foot arch structures, ensure greater stability and relieve specific areas of the foot. Thanks to its integrated core, the new, particularly slim TRIactive Select range meets the requirements with minimal modification needed. In the first version without additional features, the orthotic blank combines the supporting core with a stabilizing EVA base layer as well as an absorbing functional zone cushion layer measuring 3 mm. The new series can be expanded successively with other additional features. Plus, the new TRIactive Shape can be reimbursed as an aid with supporting effect. The orthotic core combines the TRIactive cushion layer with a stable core as a base layer and a raised heel edge.

Cushioning effect

The treatment objective of cushioning or “relieving” foot orthoses is to reduce pressure and friction as well as distribute the load exerted on the feet more efficiently. The orthotic blanks need a stable cushion layer and a thin stabilizing layer underneath to have a shock-absorbing effect. The orthotic blanks from the TRIactive Comfort range come in a comfort shoe shape and are suitable for the following patient requirements, provided there is sufficient space in the selected shoe: TRIactive Comfort Relax1 is an orthotic blank with a cushioning effect and long-sole Globofit soft padding. TRIactive Comfort front relax2 features particularly soft cushioning in the forefoot area. TRIactive Comfort heel3 boasts an additional Poron pad under the soft yellow zone to provide the heel with additional cushioning in case of pain. The particularly slim TRIactive Select range is suitable for shoes with little space and requires hardly any modification.

Soft cushioning effect

Foot orthoses with a soft cushioning effect are indicated in particular if the objective is cushioning with uniform, large-area load distribution without correction of the foot. If there is enough space in the shoe, the TRIactive Soft4 orthotic blank supports patients’ feet with a functional zone cushion layer and an absorbing Globofit pad in the forefoot area. Depending on shoe size and space, the TRIactive Comfort and TRIactive Select ranges described above are also suitable for providing the foot with cushioned, comfortable support.


Cup-shaped foot orthoses are used in adults in particular to provide the medial structures with relief. The objective is also to prevent a deterioration of the current foot condition. For this purpose, the foot orthosis has been designed to improve the alignment of the hindfoot and restore physiological load lines. The half-cup shape of the TRIactive Shape orthotic blank centralizes the heel, thus stabilizing the entire hindfoot when to foot touches the ground during walking. The raised heel edge is combined with a stable base layer and functional zone cushion layer.

The base layer is an active core made of firm and soft synthetic components that promotes the biodynamic gait pattern with four flexible “springs” under the MTP joints.

Images: Bauerfeind,

  1. Previously TRIactive walk ↩︎
  2. Previously TRIactive run in standard shoe shape ↩︎
  3. Previously TRIactive heel ↩︎
  4. Previously TRIactive run in comfort shoe shape ↩︎

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