Our Story

There’s a need for affordable
orthotics that are made right
the first time

Our Story 2018-09-16T14:09:44+00:00

Around the kitchen table, Paul Linton, Chris Patten and Lori Yarrow talked about the challenges facing healthcare practitioners who prescribe and dispense custom orthotics. Patients looked for high tech assessments and solutions but the custom orthotic industry had not advanced manufacturing methods in decades, leaving practitioners vulnerable to competitive pressure from retail options. With 3-D printing becoming a viable option for orthotics, they knew that better technology, better orthotics, and better service, was possible.

Their vision was to be the first company to offer affordable 3-D printed medical orthotics through an efficient, high-tech platform.

The formation of Go 4-D fulfilled their vision by offering a cloud-based, end-to-end ecosystem that integrates foot scanning, ordering and 3-D printing predicated on evidence-based patient care.

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The Go 4-D Team

Paul Linton
After earning a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Paul started his career in the custom orthotic industry and immediately put to use his knowledge of biomechanics and patient care. He went on to lead the North American Sales team to help thousands of health care practitioners use gait scanning technology to assess their patients’ dynamic needs and order custom orthotics.

Paul’s commitment to clinic satisfaction, evidence-based care and patient outcomes led him to start and grow custom orthotic businesses in Europe, Australia and Asia. With almost two decades of experience in the world of custom orthotics, Paul looked for an opportunity to fill the gaps in technology, products and services that plagued the industry. His keen sense of leadership, innovation and team work naturally led him to form Go 4-D with Chris Patten and Lori Yarrow. A company committed to helping health care practitioners deliver 3-D printed orthotics, footwear and AFOs to patients across North America.

Dr. Lori Yarrow
Dr. Yarrow brings a unique perspective to Go-4D with two decades as a former clinician, clinic owner, educator, Academy Director and as the Director of Marketing for a leading company in the lower limb medical devices industry. Dr. Yarrow wanted to be part of a solution that allowed health care practitioners to deliver affordable lower limb products in an integrated, high-tech platform that could make practice easier and patients healthier.

As part of the Go 4-D dream team of leadership, technological and clinical expertise, Lori brings a constant focus on the customer and patient experience to every aspect of the business. Having walked a mile in the shoes of a health care practitioner dispensing custom orthotics, a patient requiring orthotics, and an executive in the medical device industry, she is committed to delivering support, education and marketing tools for healthcare practitioners, clinic staff and patients.

Lori is excited to drive a revolution in healthcare that brings cost-effective, environmentally friendly 3D printed products to everyday people.

Chris Patten
Chris is a technology aficionado who understands so much more about the lower limb medical device industry than computers and software. After 20 years in the custom orthotic technology space, Chris has developed a keen appreciation and understanding of the challenges that face healthcare practitioners who are committed to state-of-the-art diagnostics, evidence-based practice and patient outcomes related to orthotic therapy.

Early in his career, he laid the groundwork for, what would later become, a foot scanning and ordering platform that was used by thousands of clinics around the world. Chris attributes the success of the platform to his ‘obsessive’ thought process about how to offer clinics simple to use, efficient technology. He achieved this by integrating and automating everything, making clinical and practice management information easy and quick to access. Chris’ vision is to create an integrated ecosystem of technological solutions that allow health care practitioners to spend more time helping patients instead of administrative work. As part of Go 4-D, Chris’ vision of an Industry 4.0 custom medical device business, has come to fruition.

The nice thing about this is that it’s not marketing. It’s the real world. It’s making something real for people. Making something individual. That is the most important thing.

Jempi Wilssens, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, RSscan