Everyone’s feet are different and often our own feet differ from right to left. Over 75% of the population suffers from misalignment such as overpronation or excessive supination. The effects can be felt throughout the body, whether in muscle and joint pain or through more serious injuries.
Analysis tools are ideal for verifying clinical diagnosis. They can be used to quantify and archive podiatric assessments. They also allow us to monitor changes in the patient’s biomechanics as a result of extended orthotic use. Therefore at Orthopaedic industries our qualified professionals identify your foot type while FootBalance Custom Insoles are individually moulded to your unique feet to support them in a neutral position aiding a balanced stance and correct posture.
Podoscope – The Plexiglass Podoscope is a device for analyzing the foot type (normal / cavus / flat) of the subject being examined. It consists of a crystal surface and a mirror below. Tangential double side lighting optimizes imprint visibility by highlighting areas of foot pressure points.
MatScan Pressure Mat as a Rehabilitation Tool
The MatScanR pressure sensitive mat will help devise a treatment plan for successful realignments by assessing which particular muscles need improvement.
Help re-align the lower limb & maintain optimal posture
Using the MatScanRpressure mat to assess plantar pressure, weight distribution and Center of Force (COF) while the patient is standing or performing knee flexions helps identify muscle balance and lower limb alignment. The physiological method of muscular training to re-align posture or align the lower limb is often neglected and is a cause leading to the failure of successful re-alignments. With the patient in the desired position on the Mat-Scan, weak muscles can be determined and a training plan can be identified, and then provide a plan for rehabilitation. The patient will then be on the way to recovery.
With balanced musculature and optimal alignment, left and right plantar pressure profiles and weight distribution are symmetrical and CoF is located at about mid-line between the feet and at mid-tarsal level.