The structure of your foot supports your entire body. Any misalignment of muscles and structures of the foot can cause problems. Footmaxx orthotics are used in the treatment and prevention of many foot and related problems that can affect the ankle, knee, hip and lower back. Footmaxx orthotics are used in treating foot conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, medical conditions such as arthritis and diabetes or for correcting poor biomechanics and gait alignment. Footmaxx offers a line of Sportmaxx Orthotics specifically designed for professional athletes. Each design is uniquely crafted to meet the different requirements of the individual sport. Sportmaxx orthotics are used by the majority of teams in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball League and the National Hockey League and as well are endorsed by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).
Traditional orthotics are generated from static molds of a person’s feet, usually from plaster casts or Styrofoam molds. The mold cannot take into account gait, foot motion or foot pressure. Footmaxx’s technology focuses on a dynamic approach through a computerized analysis that greatly increases the accuracy and effect of the orthotics. The procedure is simple, clean and can be done in under 5 minutes. A person walks across a force plate. Each foot is scanned by 960 electronic measurement points capturing the foot in motion 30 times per second. Data from the scan is sent via modem to the Footmaxx diagnostic and manufacturing laboratory where it is analyzed by the proprietary software, Metascan. Metascan then determines how best to construct custom orthotics to meet the patient’s needs.
OFF SHELF BRACING
At Pickering Sports Medicine and Wellness Center offers a variety of bracing for your needs. Before any brace is prescribed to you, a formal assessment is done and properly measured to best fit you. We offer braces such as:
- braces for tennis and golfers elbow
- for painful knees
- carpel tunnel
- ankle supports
- shoulder support