Our Hartford & Rocky Hill,CT Sports Medicine Podiatrists Can Help You With Computerize Generated Gait Analysis
COMPUTER GENERATED CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
For 7 out of 10 people, the way you walk (or their gait) can eventually cause you pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, back or neck if left incorrected.
Footmaxx MetascanTM Computerized Gait Analysis
When you think of orthotic therapy, you might think of plaster cast molding. And you would be correct. However times have changed! Orthotic therapy (custom inserts worn in shoes) has been in the midst of major technological advancements. MetascanTM, 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, dynamic clinical assessment to help the doctor prescribe custom orthotics – literally within minutes.
The Metascan system from Footmaxx 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.
Dr’s Rutstein and Kosofsky are committed to providing our patients with the best possible outcomes and state of the art technologies to help keep our patients on their feet and ready to take on life’s challenges!
Here’s how the FootmaxxTM System works to alleviate all those aches and pain associated with foot-related problems:
As you walk, the force plate captures the motion and timing of your foot throughout the gait cycle. This data is analyzed by the computer to produce instant 2D and 3D graphic images of the pressures under your feet that you can see on the screen. The same information is then sent to FootmaxxTMvia the internet where sophisticated diagnostic software specifies the prescription for your custom orthotics and can generate a comprehensive gait and pressure analysis. You walk across a computerized force plate that’s connected to a computer. The mat has 960 electronic sensor points built into it.
There is a secret to making orthotics that gives you exactly the right correction and accurate measurements or the way you walk. In the past, doctors relied on plaster of foam casts to get a static impression of the feet. However, these cast and record only the shape of the foot at rest, not bearing any weight.
The FootmaxxTM System helps your practitioner analyze your gait and prescribe the proper orthotics to help your feet function better. FootmaxxTM orthotics are thin and light weight. They fit easily and discreetly into your existing footwear. You can wear your most stylish shoes, and still get the proper support and correction from FootmaxxTM Orthotics. FootmaxxTM orthotics provide superior control and correction for foot and gait abnormalities. Custom made especially for you, FootmaxxTM orthotics will correct and improve the way your feet strike the ground, enhancing your natural movement and helping your feet move more efficiently.
Diabetic patients need to take extra precautions when it comes to foot care because of the many diabetic foot complications, combined with poor biomechanics, these can lead to severe repercussions to the health of your feet, including calluses, Hammertoes, ulcers and potential surgery. Screening with the FootmaxxTM system helps practitioner maintain a pro-active standard of care for their patients.
Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage that covers joint surfaces deteriorates, causing bone to rub against bone, and leading to pain and loss of movement. FootmaxxTM has developed a specific line of arthritic orthotics to aid patients throughout the stages of arthritis. The arthritic orthotics can accommodate any existing deformity, provide increased shock absorption, and control foot function. The use of orthotics which combined these properties appears to reduce inflammation in the joints of lower limbs. Their judicious use for patients with arthritis may help to slow the deterioration of the joints in the feet.
Sportmaxx TM Pro-Orthotic Line
Different sporting activities require specific movements. That is why Footmaxx Sportmaxx TM orthotic devices are specifically designed to perform better in the particular sport they are used in.An excellent example of this is the Pro-Baseball Sportmaxx TM Orthotic.
Sportmaxx(tm) Pro-Orthotics for Baseball
The SportsmaxxTM orthotic line has been specifically designed with the professional and skilled amateur athlete in mind. SportmaxxTM orthotics are sophisticated devices created to increase performance and comfort levels for athletes participating in various types of sports, such as baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and cycling. In fact, FootmaxxTM currently supplies custom foot orthotics to over 100 professional and elite amateur sports teams and organizations. This includes teams in the MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, CFL, IHL, AHL, ECHL, ATP, and the NCAA. SportsmaxxTM orthotics offer extreme shock absorption, superior motion control and biomechanical correction while allowing for the pronatory and supinatory motions required for each specific sport.
The SportsmaxxTM Pro-Baseball orthotic features multi-faceted devices for athletes, whether they’re batting or playing a field position. It provides ultimate shock absorption to accommodate various playing surfaces. Orthotic Design
Full-length top cover (textured leather with PVC foam)
Half-length vinyl bottom reinforcement
Low profile heel
The highest quality materials – chosen for their durability under extreme wear and tear – were used to make the SportsmaxxTM Pro-Baseball orthotics. This unique orthotic is the premium choice for the biomechanical foot care of professional baseball players.
There are many other sport specific Sportmaxx TM orthotic devices for basketball, football, golf and many others; contact our practice, Hartford Podiatry Group for more information.
Let us help you find pain relief now, schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation and biomechanical analysis today!
SPORTS FOOT & ANKLE INJURIES
Our Sports Medicine Foot & Ankle Doctors treat a wide variety of foot & ankle injuries.
Many of our patients present with foot or ankle injuries. These injuries could be the result of simply tripping on the stairs, stepping on a foreign object while barefoot or from playing their favorite sports activity.
Our podiatry practice, Hartford Podiatry Group, offers treatment for foot and ankle injuries including: