Northwest Podiatric Laboratory forges strong relationships with like-minded partners to spur innovation.


Superfeet is the premium over-the-counter insole industry’s leading designer and manufacturer. Superfeet actually began in the mid 70s as the Sports Division of Northwest Podiatric Laboratory. In 1977 Superfeet became its own company, with the mission to ‘provide affordable orthotics to the general public’.

Superfeet insoles


Ed Robertson, PT began working on the design for Badger Braces over a decade ago. For nearly 25 years he’s been a Physical Therapist working primarily in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and teaches Biomechanics and Analysis of Human Movement at Washington State University. The unique patented design of the Badger Ankle Brace was the solution to a problem that has plagued athletes and non-athletes alike. Badger Braces, LLC is based in the small Eastern Washington town of Colton and Ed is deeply committed to manufacturing in the United States.

Superfeet insoles


MSI Orthotic Laboratory crafts Northwest-quality custom braces. Our partnership with MSI gives healthcare professionals the confidence that they will receive Northwest-quality custom braces and excellent service each and every time. Joe DeRose, DPM, President of MSI Orthotic Laboratory and adjunct faculty at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine, was a student of Christopher Smith, DPM, our Vice President. Dr. DeRose is well-respected by Dr. Smith and the podiatric community.

“For the last few years, I’ve felt that we make the best podiatric brace anywhere. There is only one lab that can make the equivalent claim regarding their foot orthoses and that is Northwest Podiatric Laboratory. This has led to a partnership that seems natural and has the goal of providing the very best braces to our clients’ patients.” -Joe DeRose, DPM