When you think of orthotic therapy, you might think of plaster cast molding. And you would be correct. But orthotic therapy (custom inserts worn in shoes) is in the midst of major technological advancement. Metascan™, a computerized gait and pressure analysis system from Footmaxx, is an innovative diagnostic tool that analyzes foot function when a patient stands, walks or runs across a mat. The result is a computerized gait analysis report that provides a thorough clinical assessment to help the doctor prescribe custom orthotics – literally within minutes.
The Metascan system has several uses both for the treatment and prevention of foot problems, especially among diabetics, who sometimes can avoid lower extremity amputations with annual screening and gait analysis. As well, abnormal foot function can lead to ankle, leg, knee, hip and even lower back problems.
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