Sub-4 Technologies is run by practitioners, for practitioners. With over 25-years experience in clinical biomechanics and musculoskeletal health, we have learned to understand your clinical, commercial and research needs by offering you the WHOLE SOLUTION from start to finish.
Welcome to Sub-4 Technologies
“Total Solutions For Practitioners”
Sub-4 Technologies is run by practitioners, for practitioners. With over 25-years experience in clinical biomechanics and musculoskeletal health, we have learned to understand your clinical; commercial and research needs by offering you the WHOLE SOLUTION from start to finish.
Sub4 Technologies offer the following Equipment solutions
- We can supply the latest equipment & technology to assist your practice
- New innovations developed by our own practitioners
- We can fit-out your whole lab ready for you to use
Sub-4 Technologies is the only company that offers Podiatrists, the ‘WHOLE SOLUTION’
Clifton Bradeley has carried out over 15,000 clinical assessments and has overcome the issues he faced to maximise patient care by innovating a number of clinical techniques and instrumentation featured on this website.
Clinical Training Solutions
Sub-4 is a podiatry/biomechanics based business that is committed to supporting practitioners in the development of biomechanics in their clinics.
Whatever your requirements, whatever your level of expertise we can help!
Our key areas of support are:-
- Orthoses Manufacturing & prescription hotline
- Clinical Biomechanics Training
- Supplier of key technologies used in biomechanics and gait lab set-up.
- Over the last 8 years we have developed a network of practitioners who we work closely with all over the UK. Some practitioners use us
- for supply of just a few pairs of orthoses per year, others will use us just for training and some will invest heavily in full gait lab set-up and now prescribe many pairs of orthoses per month – We tailor make our relationship to your individual requirements!
Sub-4 Limited was founded in 2003 by podiatrist Clifton Bradeley whose passion for biomechanics has flourished since graduation in the late 1980’s.
Clifton has performed in the region of 15,000 biomechanical assessments over the last 18 years and has developed a reputation for his biomechanical assessment protocol developed over that time.
Clifton’s client base includes many premiership footballers, county cricketers, European tour golfers and numerous elite athletes. In addition Clifton see’s clients from 5 – 85 years old and the many biomechanical issues that comes with such a broad client base.
Whichever aspect of our business you engage with, you will experience Sub-4’s commitment to:-
- Product quality
- Excellence of service
- Professional knowledge and experience
- Value for money
For Business innovation Sub-4 has won:
- Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire Citizen of the year award.
- BIC sponsored innovation award – Start up Business of the year award 2005 – Business
- Innovation award 2005.
As featured on BBC1 26th July 2007.
Sub-4 is a podiatry/biomechanics based business that is committed to supporting practitioners in the development of biomechanics in their clinics. Whatever your requirements, whatever your level of expertise we can help!
Our key areas of support are:
Orthoses Manufacturing & Prescription Hotline
Clinical Biomechanics Training
Supplier of key technologies used in biomechanics and gait lab set-up
Over the last 4 years we have developed a network of practitioners who we work closely with all over the UK. Some practitioners use us for supply of just a few pairs of orthoses per year, others will use us just for training and some will invest heavily in full gait lab set-up and now prescribe many pairs of orthoses per month – we tailor make our relationship to your individual requirements!
Sub-4 Limited was founded in 2004 by podiatrist Clifton Bradeley whose passion for biomechanics has flourished since graduation in the late 1980’s. Clifton has performed in the region of 15,000 biomechanical assessments over the last 18 years and has developed a reputation for his biomechanical assessment protocol developed over that time.
Cliftons client base includes many Premiership footballers, County cricketers, European Tour golfers and numerous elite athletes. In addition Clifton sees clients from 5 – 85 years old and the many biomechanical issues that come with such a broad client base.
We hope you enjoy navigating your way through the website. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to either call the team on 01782 551698 or email us here.
We offer a range of services to support our orthotics practitioners:
At Sub-4 we want to be able to offer practitioners full support and peace of mind when it comes to prescription writing. One of Sub-4’s podiatrists will be on hand to give you information or advice you require in writing your prescription.
Based on many years experience and thousands of biomechanical assessments this back up service proves invaluable for guidance or confirmation for practitioners before submitting final prescription to the lab.
Please call 01782 551698 and ask to speak to on of our podiatrists. Alternatively email your enquiries using our contact form – all emails will be responded to, within 24 hours.
Sample prescription forms can be downloaded via this site
Clinical Biomechanics and Prescription Writing Training
Either 1 to 1 training days or group courses available, bespoke to your requirements
As your biomechanics partner, Sub-4 want to offer assistance in helping you to promote your practice, helping you to create a greater awareness to your patients of your practice and the benefits of biomechanics!
More and more practitioners are now prescribing orthotics with their clinic name on.
This simple and effective procedure means your clinics brand is has more exposure, with patients always reminded of your service. In our experience they are then regularly prompted to recommend your services to friends, family and colleagues who may also see this branding from time to time i.e. at the Golf club, tennis club etc.
The process could not be simpler:
- Send us a 600 DPI Image and we will do the rest
- Costs are a one off payment of £40.00 (To cover cost of engraving plate.)
- Our logo will then be included on all future orthoses.
- Call or email us now for more details!
We are always pleased to supply customers with copies of our laminated posters which are ideal for clinic walls and waiting rooms or alternatively for local referral centres i.e. GP’s practices, golf clubs, rugby clubs etc. Again we are happy to incorporate you clinic logo and your contact details.
What if I’m not sure about the prescription before I order?
Just call Clifton or Rob to discuss and we will guide you in any way necessary. This support service is free.
What if my patient rejects the product?
As we all know a small minority of patients will struggle to adapt or find the orthotics uncomfortable or unsuitable for certain shoes. Therefore during the first 6 months from the date of issue, we will alter / adapt the orthotics if necessary free of charge.
Is there a discount for 2nd pairs for the same patient?
Yes 20% off
How do I send my casts into you?
We can provide boxes or you can just use any cardboard box and attach our free address label onto it
How do I pay?
We operate standard 30 days trading terms and you can make payments on your account via a cheque, BACS or a card payment over the phone.
I currently use another lab and am looking to change supplier, may there be any problems with this?
All orthotics labs will use slightly different methods and there may well be a settling in period during which we learn of your individual preferences and you learn of our manufacturing techniques. After this we are sure you will be happy with our products and services, and we always welcome any feedback you may have.
If you have any questions not answered here, please contact us for more information.
Orthotics Prescription Builder (OPB) Kit
Originally innovated at the Sub-4 Health Biomechanics Centre to make their orthotics prescription process as efficient and as easy as possible.
It is now available to all practitioners.
No plaster of Paris casting or impression box required.
What does it do?
The OPB is an orthotics prescription kit, which allows the practitioner to use an orthotics shell and build the prescription step by step with the patient present. The patient can be involved in the prescription process and offer feedback from the orthotics shells in the kit. The kit also has a 12mm EVA board for the assessment of leg length inequality (LLI) and in-shoe function trials (full-length foot raises) for gait analysis during the prescription process.
Not only is the OPB a new and innovative clinical assessment tool, there is also a considerable cost and time saving over current methods. OPB orthotics are still hand made so they can be sold at the normal bespoke price.
- No cast or impression box required
- No postage and visit to the post office
- No messy plaster of Paris
- Simply email the order to the Sub-4 Orthotics Lab
- The orthotics are less expensive to buy and have greater profit margins
- Easy to use proven method
- Impressive to the patient
- Very comfortable polypropylene orthotics
- The orthotics are hand-made in the Sub-4 Lab
- 3 free CPD certificated courses every year for OPB users
How does it work?
The OPB kit was initially developed by taking digital scans of the several hundred POP positive foot casts in storage at the Sub-4 lab. We also scanned hundreds of foot over a two-year period to form a massive library of digital scans. These were tghen used to form a computer generated average of the human foot.
The average was then turned into a CADCAM file and milled out to form the shells in your OPB kit. The OPB orthotics shells have a very high patient conformity levels and are now being worn by many different patient groups and ages including Premier League footballers, athletes, other practitioners, children etc.
What is included in the OPB kit?
The OPB kit contains the following components:
1 x set (pairs) of sizes 2 to 13 UK Orthotic shells
1 x set of top covers
1 x 3/4 length 1.6mm Poron top
1 x full-length 3mm Poron top
1 x set of each forefoot padding
2 x orthotics samples to show patients
1 x storage box
1 x set of paperwork
1 x Sub-4 training course dates
1 x 12mm EVA assessment board
1 x separate heel raise (6mm)
1 x trial varus posting wedge set
1 x goniometer
5 x copies of the prescription forms
1 x clinical protocol instructions
1 x insole cover size chart
1 x set sizes 2 to 13 UK functional trials – insoles (3mm medium density EVA with a 6mm Heel raise)
What are the clinical applications?
The OPB kit has become so popular and outsold all expectation because it is so easy to use. It allows practitioners to make an instant assessment, involving the patient in choosing the materials and also provides the tools to leek at a leg length inequality both in static and dynamic functional trials.
The OPB kit has become extremely popular with busy practitioners because of how easy it is to use.
The main benefit is that the OPB kit has a high patient compliance level. The orthotics are very comfortable for patients immediately, which means that less aftercare issues arise and the treatment can therefore become effective quickly. In an age of higher expectations the OPB kit allow the practice to develop a reputation for treatment sucess and high levels of service.
What will I get for my investment?
- An Orthotic Prescription Builder kit with a 2 year guarantee.
A protective case.
A half-day clinical training with Clifton Bradeley at Sub-4 Health.
An operator’s manual including clinical case studies.
3 FOC half-day OPB forum courses at Sub-4 Health (CPD certified).
The quarterly “Functional Pathways to Injury” bulletin featuring the latest research, clinical tips and case studies relating to the DPI.
Practitioners who buy an OPB kit will have access to on-going support and training from Sub-4 Health. Users will be invited to attend 3 FOC half-day training courses in the use of the OPB kit and how to work with the “Functional Pathways to Injury” Matrix’. Courses will teach practitioners how to identify the true origins of repetitive injury, and will be introduced to other innovations by Sub-4 Health.
Sub-4’s Clifton Bradeley is also available each day for one-to-one conversations about the kit or a particular patient’s needs.
“I have found the OPB to be a great tool for prescribing effective orthotics. The kit includes everything you need for a thorough biomechanical examination and allows you to test the effect of different prescriptions before committing. The OPB ordering process has a big advantage over casting as there is no need to post anything to the lab, saving time and getting the orthotics to the patient sooner.”
MSK Podiatrist & Biomechanics Specialist
Why Use Sub-4?
- We aim to provide practitioners and their patient’s optimum value for money.
- One flat rate for all orthotics – all extras are included
- Quality handcrafted orthoses manufactured to your prescription, all devices are quality checked by our podiatrist for accuracy and quality.
- Free prescription hotline support if you need it.
- Best quality materials are used to ensure optimum comfort and also longevity; we give our orthotics shells a 10 year guarantee.
- Any amendments or adjustments that are required within the first 6 months as your patient settles into their devices will be undertaken free of charge.
- Postage labels to the lab are provided free of charge for new orders.
- 10 day turnaround, giving you the confidence to book fitting dates with patients.
- 5 day and 2 day turnaround also available (extra charges apply)
- Every 10th pair id free (A free pair of orthoses for every 10 pairs ordered, equivalent to a permanent 10% Discount – no catches) Your own logo. Sub-4 can manufacture your orthoses with your own logo on the top cover – a great way to promote your practice (a small one off fee applies)
We can offer you advice if needed on pricing your orthotics appropriately for your particular region and market place
“I started using Sub 4 Orthotics in its early days as a private practitioner [when Andy came to see us] in Derby and to date have never had to send a pair back for further adjustments. I was lucky enough to work with Derby County and Burton Albion, some players were so pleased with their insoles they would order numerous extra pairs for all of their footwear. I am now working for the NHS in Orthopaedic Triage and Podiatric Surgery and was lucky enough to bring Sub 4 onboard to make our insoles, despite constant fairly large orders the speed the insoles are produced and quality has never faltered. In fact, if anything they appear to be getting better.
“Sub4, my choice over the past 4 years for outstanding customer service backed by quality orthotics at a competitive cost and delivered on time. The dedicated team at sub 4 are always available to advise my on “prescribing dilemmas”! Thank you Clifton for sharing your knowledge and to Rob, Dave and Angela in the Lab and also to Fiona in admin who is always cheerful and helpful”
I genuinely believe Sub 4 pride themselves on improving their products and you can see this by the introduction of the CADCAM machines and ever improving prescription forms. Clifton is also a good source of knowledge, help and ideas and has always makes himself available when called upon.
“Sub-4 Ltd provides me with the best product that is beautifully finished every time. Patients are delighted with their orthoses. I don’t believe there to be a product available that better theirs. The staff have also been very helpful and supportive whenever I have contacted them. I would recommend them to other professionals.”
“At Hyde-Barker Podiatry since switching to Sub-4 we have been extremely satisfied with the professional service they offer for biomechanics and orthotics. This progressive company is at the fore front of podiatric innovation and development. Sub-4’s Clifton Bradeley is uniquely experienced being both a former international runner and a podiatrist but is still very much hands on. Clifton is ideally placed to advise and guide professionals who might need that something a little extra from their orthotics lab.We at Hyde-Barker Podiatry have found Sub-4 small enough to care about both you and your patient but big enough to cope with anything you throw at them. Totally happy with the service.”
“To prescribe orthotics successfully to your patients you need to be able to trust the lab. Sub-4 provides me with a quality product delivered on time at a competitive price. I can pick up the phone when I am stuck and get good advice on how to proceed. I feel that they are genuinely interested in my practice and that’s how good relationships are built. Sub-4 has helped me provide successful orthotic solutions for old ladies and Olympic athletes. As they say on ebay ‘Highly recommended’.”
“I use sub 4 because the devices are top quality. They look great and fit well. Clifton and Rob are experienced in orthotic manufacture and provide effective prescription devices. There is good communication, speedy turnaround and the prices are competitive too!”
Listed here are distributers of Sub-4 products worldwide.
If you are interested in becoming a distributor please contact Clifton Bradeley on 01782 551698
Sub-4 Technologies 01782-551698
Benelux Countries (Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg)
Podomarck (Tom Weijer) +31 (0)6 27 04 11 57 www.podomark.nl
Jiri Rosicky ING Corporation info@protetikaFM.cz