The Footmaxx system provides a dynamic, weight-bearing biomechanical patient assessment and enables digital patient data to be transmitted via modem to the Footmaxx laboratory where it is analyzed by the proprietary diagnostic software, Metascan™. Metascan generates a Dynamic Gait and Pressure Analysis Report containing 2D and 3D color images of the patient’s footstep, data on kinetic pressure patterns during the stance phase of gait, and a conclusion describing any biomechanical abnormality detected as compared to normal gait values. If an aberrant biomechanical pattern is detected, Metascan also specifies the prescription for custom foot orthotics.
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.
Metatarsalgia • Dropped metatarsal head(s) • Sesamoiditis • Hyper-lordosis
Accommodations: 1st ray cut-out, met bar, met pad
Suggested Orthotics: Sulcus-length Dress, Pro-Baseball, Allsport
Normal center of pressure (COP) line shown in red.
Deviated COP line shown in black.
Align Patient’s body properly. Establish a right (90 degree) angle at hip, knee and ankle. Observe feet to ensure proper neutral positioning.
Ensure ankle is neither supinated nor pronated.
Hold ankle in neutral position by supporting the talus to prevent pronation when impression is made. Instruct patient to apply no pressure. Place free hand on patient’s knee and press down, pushing patient’s foot 1-1.5 inches into foam. Simultaneously, apply pressure to lateral aspect of foot with other hand.
Finish impression by pressing toes into foam.
Inspect each impression for defects or an uneven nature of the weight-bearing surface or abnormal plantar contour.