About Us

Thorsten Meinelt

Thorsten started as an Orthopedic Custom Bootmaker apprentice back in 1995. After finishing his degree, he quickly realized his passion for custom made orthotics. In 1998 he was already supervising a large Orthotic manufacturer at one of Germany's biggest suppliers for CAD/CAM devices. 2011 the opportunity to move to Australia presented itself, so he took the chance and helped a well-known podiatry group based in Brisbane to establish their Orthotic and Shoe modification manufacturing. During 2015 Thorsten finalized his Pedorthic CM AU degree at the Gold Coast University. 2016 the decision was made to step out of the shadow and start up with OrthoSwiss, where the focused is on quality and customer satisfaction

It was a disillusionment born out of sports injuries and botched rehab attempts with second-rate insoles that propelled Marcel Herzog to establish the Orthema Group, a leading world player in the field of orthotic insole production. Somewhat of a polymath, Herzog, who is educated in sports science, looked past the limits of technology and saw an opportunity. “I was looking for solutions,” explains the affable Herzog from the company's headquarters in Rotkreuz. "I wanted to eliminate muscular pain by correcting gaits, but I was also looking for ways to optimize power transfer for elite athletes."

Marcel Herzog, CEO and Owner