Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics
Custom Orthotics Posted by Optimum Wellness August 31st, 2017

Foot care is one of the fastest growing, yet most neglected, areas of healthcare today, and custom orthotics can help!

Footmaxx Custom Orthotics

 footmaxThe incidence of foot problems increases with age, making this issue timely and important to baby boomers and especially those who suffer from diabetes. 
As well, the popularity of high heels makes this an interesting topic for women as they suffer from four times as many foot problems as men.

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.

Biomechanical Assessment of Gait

70% of patients tested showed moderate to severe abnormalities when walking.
The human eye observes at a frequency of 7 images per second.

The Metascan™ pressure mat scans the stance phase of gait at 150 images per second.

  • Quickly assess foot function
  • Captures dynamic & static images
  • Instant visual feedback

70% of patients tested show moderate to severe abnormalities when walking.

46.8% Moderate Abnormality
23.2% Severe Abnormality
22.7% Mild Abnormality
7.3% No Abnormality

Common pathologies that effect gait include:

  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Shin splints
  • Mortons Neuroma

We can help! Call to book your Footmaxx Metascan today!

Many insurance companies will cover custom orthotics. With one quick phone call, together we can inquire to find out if your extended health plan includes orthotics, and your specific coverage, to get you back on the road to wellness!

*Prices can vary depending on customization

  • $425.00 and up.