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Ortomedical relies on A’RCOPEDICO technology, a footwear brand that since 1966 has conquered thousands of consumers around the world for its universal language: that of Comfort. A’RCOPEDICO means tradition, expertise and nature.

The footwear has the CE stamp, a seal that indicates that the product complies with strict quality and traceability standards, ensuring to its consumers a safe product.

It is also classified as Medical Device, Class I (low risk).


Medical Device – what is it?

Any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used, alone or combined, by human beings, for one or more of the following medical purposes:
. Diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of disease,
. Diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of or compensation for an injury or disability,
. Investigation, replacement or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process,
. Control of conception, and which does not achieve its principal intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means, but which may be assisted in its function by such means.



Associação Protetora dos Diabéticos de Portugal

APDP is a welfare institution that since its Foundation in 1926, has dedicated itself to supporting people with Diabetes. In 2009was internationally recognized, by the International Diabetes Federation, as an Educational Center that meets the highest standards, having also earned the endorsement of being the first organization in the world to merit this honor. In 2011, it was also recognized as a Center of Reference for Pediatric Diabetes.

“The choice of the correct footwear is extremely important for effective protection of the foot in the case of possible injuries caused by positioning, pressure or deformation.”

Making a contribution towards this, the Portuguese Diabetes Association has created the APDP Program – Healthy Footwear. This program is intended to award an “APDP – Healthy Footwear” seal of approval to footwear models that respect defined criteria and to make the general population aware of what is important when buying footwear, so that this can aid in maintaining healthy feet.

The basic features to look out for in healthy footwear are correct width, length and height and a fit that allows the shoe to be correctly adapted to the foot. Attention should also be paid to the materials, as well as the height of the heel.


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