Fastech Labs was founded in 1989 by Glenn Cumberland. Glenn has been extensively trained in the design and application of prescription footwear and custom foot orthotics. He has completed foot management programs at Ball State University and Northwestern University and has been involved with the prescription footwear industry for over 30 years. Glenn first became aware of foot support needs and requirements while custom fitting ski boots in his own specialty ski retail business he founded with his wife Pam in the late 70’s. Together they raised three junior Olympian ski racers. Discovering the need for a quicker and easier method to make custom footbeds.
Glenn’s first pedorthic based company, Foot Technology, Inc. was founded to help sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, pedorthists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers solve foot support and performance problems for the athlete. These foot problems include heel, knee and lower back pain, shin splints and plantar fascitis. His first patent involved a process called “direct mold” to make foot orthotics quicker and far less expensive than traditional methods. This process has proven very successful is widely used today. It has been substantiated with many technical articles published and most recently by Boston University School of Medicine’s selection of Fastech products for a foot orthoses study.
Custom foot support for Glenn Cumberland and Fastech labs dates back to the early 70’s when Glenn was custom boot fitting in ski retail. Glenn’s credentials are unique to the industry. He's been involved with the ski industry since 1971, a retail skishop owner for 10 years, one of the first Certified Pedorthists in the ski industry, PSIA certified, USSA coach, raised 3 Junior Olympians, and continues to fit over 1,200 patients/athletes/skiers a year. In the late 70’s Glenn introduced custom foot support to many of the top ski shops in the Midwest by traveling to the shops in a self-contained step-van and also opened the first custom foot support only retail store in America.
Fastech Labs medical foot products are used in some of the best known clinics in the US and Canada. Top NCAA athletic programs like Clemson, Miami, Florida State, UNC, and Virginia Tech have the FASTECH foot orthotic system in their training rooms. Over 20 of the top 50 ATP Tour players continue to use our foot orthotics and custom insoles. Fastech Labs foot support products have been in continued use in every major professional sport as well as all three U.S Olympic training centers for years. Fastech Labs is a sustaining member of the Pedorthic Footwear Association and the Snowsports Industries of America.
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