The lab for the manufacturing of the orthotics is conveniently located inside the clinic. This arrangement allows immediate production of such orthotics, but if any last-minute adjustments are required, this can be done on-site, avoiding any delays from returning the orthotics to another laboratory.
All the materials used for the manufacturing of the orthotics are thermal and they differ in thickness, density, shape and elasticity, allowing the right material to be selected for each patient's requirements. For instance, the materials for children differ from those required for an adult, and those required for an athlete are much firmer than is necessary for alleviating the pressure sores of a diabetic patient, and so on.
The lab is fully equipped with ovens, vacuums-formers, trimming wheels, cutting machines, etc. The advantage of a complete range of equipment is that the orthotics can be made in one complete cycle, where the dedicated technician can move from one machine to the next, until the product is ready to wear. This allows a much shorter manufacturing time: the average time taken to make a pair of orthotics on-site is approximately 90 minutes, whereas sending the details off to a manufacturing laboratory can involve delays of up to one week.
The Chiropractic and Podiatry Center complies with the requirements of the Ministrys' Decision ΔΥ8Δ/Γ. Π. ΟΙΚ/1348/2004 του Health Technology Certification (HTCert), regarding the distribution and use of medical devices. Mr. Dimou therefore complies with the regulations for the appropriate use and destribution of orthotic devides to his patients for foot pathologies such flat feet, heel spurs, metatarsalgia and more.
Mr. Dimou is also registered with the Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) with registration number B117094. GMDN is a system of internationally agreed term used to identify medical devices. It is used by regulators, hospitals and manufacturers to identify medical devices that are of the same generic type. This supports market surveillance, adverse event reporting, product recall and other healthcare management activities.
Finally, Mr. Dimou is also registered with the National Organisation for Medicines (NOM) with registration number ΕΠ 795 07 2021. Therefore Mr Dimou is once again through a different carrier, registered with the Greek Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, regarding the distribution of medical devices such as orthotic devides for patients with foot pathologies such flat feet, heel spurs, metatarsalgia and more.