Pressure Mapping to Test Orthotic Design or Materials

Ask any podiatrist, and they’ll tell you: There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all method to orthotic selection. Every patient requires a unique approach to understand his or her needs for fit and comfort. There’s only so much visual observation or force plate technology can provide.

In order to really understand the patient’s needs, you have to take a walk in their shoes.

Podiatry and orthopedic researchers turn to the F-Scan™ in-shoe pressure mapping system to capture quantifiable data to assess pressure redistribution for orthotic selection. The ultra-thin and trimmable F-Scan pressure sensing matrix fits seamlessly into the contours of a patient’s shoe. This allows podiatrists and researchers to:

  • Profile pressure distribution before-and-after orthotics
  • Identify potential pressure “hot-spots” within the shoe that could cause other complications, such as blisters or ulcers
  • Determine pressure is being offloaded properly, and whether adjustments to the orthotic may be necessary
  • Identify whether the orthotic changes behavior while the subject pivots, runs, jumps, or makes other dynamic movements

See How F-Scan Helps in the Orthotic Selection Process

Webinar: Clinical Cases Utilizing F-Scan Technology for Orthotic Selection

Howard Dananberg, DPMHoward Dananberg, DPM

In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Howard Dananberg (DPM) shares actual patient cases demonstrating how F-Scan in-shoe gait analysis system has become an important tool to his everyday practice.  This webinar covers:

  • How the relationship between joint motion, self-support, and speed of walking make pressure analysis a very valuable instrument
  • How to evaluate changes to gait style, speed, and pattern of weight transfer to make treatment decisions
  • Interpretations from F-Scan data

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