Case Study: Using Force & Pressure Sensing Technology for Orthosis Treatment to Offload Patients

There is no one-treatment-fits-all approach when offloading patients suffering from non-healing ulcers. Without a clear method to analyze what exactly is happening inside the patient’s shoe, clinicians may start along a potentially time-consuming guess-and-check process, which can become a frustrating experience for all involved.

Ultra-thin force & pressure mapping technologies – such as the F-Scan in-shoe system – can be a powerful tool to help clinicians measure and track the effects of their offloading measures, offering objective data to help justify decisions.

In this lerEXPO presentation, David Sutton (certified pedorthist, clinical advisor, and owner of Bilby Shoes), shares a case study covering his strategy for offloading a patient suffering from a four-year reoccurring diabetic ulcer.

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About David Sutton

David Sutton is the senior Pedorthist at Bilby shoes, he is also Clinical Advisor to the Victorian Government funding program S.W.E.P for footwear and orthosis and the Australian distributor of Tekscan equipment. David has been creating footwear since 1979. He established his own footwear business in 1993.

As a Pedorthist, David is dedicated to creating, prescribing and providing custom footwear, foot orthoses and footwear modifications in order to treat lower limb conditions. David utilizes Tekscan in-shoe pressure mapping, F-Scan, since 2008 for analysis alongside observational assessment to provide optimal patient outcomes. David actively progresses the development of his clinic, continually incorporating new research and technology into the treatment of his clients.

David is also actively involved in the progression of the Pedorthic field providing lectures and workshops on pressure mapping and footwear modifications for both Pedorthist and Podiatrists.