Footmaxx™ custom foot orthotics can be made from the digitized data translated through the Metascan system or from static casts. The Footmaxx™ lab manufactures custom orthotics from static casts by pouring a positive plaster cast and then vacuum-forming material to form the corrective orthotic module.
The extensive Footmaxx™ footwear line incorporates brand name products and provides a complete therapeutic regimen when matched with custom foot orthotics. A custom foot orthotic is specifically fitted to the footwear to provide comprehensive orthotic therapy for the patient. Footmaxx™ footwear includes therapeutic, orthopaedic and comfort shoes, sandals and boots for every activity and lifestyle.
How does the Footmaxx™ Metascan System work?
A computerized force plate with 960 electronic sensor points is used. 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. The Footmaxx™ System helps your practitioner analyze your gait and prescribe the proper orthotics to help your feet function better. This same information is sent electronically to the Footmaxx™ lab, where sophisticated diagnostic software specifies the prescription for your custom orthotics and can generate a comprehensive gait and pressure analysis. Footmaxx™ orthotics are thin and light-weight and 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 Footmaxx™ orthotics. Custom-made especially for you, Footmaxx™ orthotics will correct and improve the way your feet strike the ground, enhancing your natural movement and helping your feet move more efficiently.
Common Conditions Helped By Orthotics
Dropped Metatarsal Head
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spur Syndrome
Orthotics Can Improve Your Golf Game
The competition can get pretty fierce out on the golf course, whether it’s Tiger Woods battling Phil Mickelson for $1.3 million or two amateurs spending a lazy Saturday afternoon playing for a beer. Small, subtle adjustments can often make the difference between winning and losing, a point emphasized by a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
Twelve experienced golfers took part in the study, designed to examine the effect of orthotics (custom-made, flexible shoe inserts) on the golf swing, before and after nine holes of simulated golf. Subjects wore the orthotics daily for six weeks, and measurements were taken using an electronic device that measures club speed (club-head velocity, or CHV) as the golfer swings.
Use of the custom-fit, flexible orthotics increased CHV by 3.5 miles per hour, translating to approximately a 15-yard increase in the distance the ball traveled in the air. Orthotic use also appeared to reduce the effects of fatigue associated with nine holes of golf, suggesting the potential for more consistent golf performance. For more information on the potential benefits of orthotics for golf and for overall health and wellness, schedule a consultation with us.
Reference: Stude DE, Gullickson J. Effects of orthotic intervention and nine holes of simulated golf on club-head velocity in experienced golfers. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, March/April 2000: Vol. 23, No. 3, pp168-74.