Enertor Medical and RSscan Lab have developed an innovative and practical Foot Scanning system for clinics.
The system is designed to be portable, accurate, affordable, and easy to use, making it a great clinical tool for the modern clinic.
The system is a 0.5m single step pressure measurement plate, which is a portable and lightweight device that can be easily moved between treatment rooms.
When a patient steps onto the plate, the system captures data about their foot pressure distribution and motion, which can be used to assess their foot health and diagnose any issues.
The data captured by the Enertor foot scanning system can be used for a range of clinical purposes, such as identifying gait abnormalities, assessing balance, monitoring recovery progress, and ordering custom orthotics.
The system's accuracy and portability make it a valuable clinical tool that can be used in various settings, including hospitals, sports clinics, and podiatry practices.
RSscan Lab has a reputation for developing Foot Scanning systems, and with over 25 years of experience in gait analysis systems, their partnership with Enertor Medical is a testament to their commitment to innovation in this field.
One of the main benefits of the Enertor foot scanning system is its ability to help clinicians order custom orthotics.
The system provides accurate and detailed information about the patient's foot shape and pressure distribution, which ensures that the orthotics are tailored to their specific needs. This can improve their comfort and overall foot health.
In addition to ordering custom orthotics, the Enertor foot scanning system can help clinicians diagnose a range of foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and Morton's neuroma.
The system can also be used to assess the impact of interventions such as footwear, insoles, and rehabilitation exercises.
Enertor Medical offers support throughout the ordering process, making it easy for clinics to use the foot scanning system and order custom orthotics.
We also offer training and education to ensure that clinicians can make the most of the system and provide the best possible care to their patients.
Ordering orthotics is also made simple and smooth, and the Enertor team is available to offer support every step of the way. If you're thinking of expanding your Foot Scanning services at your clinic, give Enertor Medical a call at 01473 834891 to learn more about their latest Foot Scanning system.
On a scale of one to ten, Plantar Fasciitis is probably a solid nine when it comes to persistent, niggling injuries that you pick up as an amateur or professional athlete. That nagging pain in the sole of your foot can go from being an annoying inconvenience to an injury that could take you out for months if you're not careful.
So how do you injure your Plantar Fascia, and what can you do to treat it if you are unlucky enough to pick up an injury?
What is your Plantar Fascia?
Your Plantar Fascia is a ligament in your foot that runs from your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and acts as a shock absorber.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is where you have pain on the bottom of your foot, specifically around the heel and arch. It is usually caused by repetitive strain on the Plantar Fascia ligament due to excessive exercise, particularly running or walking. This strain causes inflammation of the ligament, which is the root cause of the pain. Poor quality shoes or trainers can also contribute to Plantar Fasciitis, as can exercise which involves repeated jumping and landing.
What are the warning signs?
Anyone who does a lot of exercise has niggles now and then, but when pain is persistent and lasts longer than a few weeks, it is time to take notice and do something about it.
Pain goes away during exercise (at least at first!)
Plantar Fasciitis is strange in that the pain often recedes during exercise. This can give you a false sense of security and make you think it is getting better, when in fact, exercising on the injury will only make it worse.
Pain is worse after resting
Instead of experiencing pain purely during exercise, if you have Plantar Fasciitis, the pain will worsen after resting or sleeping. If it is painful in the morning and gets progressively worse during the day, then that is a sure sign that the injury is getting worse, and it is time to seek treatment.
If you don't rest your foot enough at the onset of symptoms, you will begin to notice additional complaints. Pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis is usually concentrated around the heel. However, if it starts to radiate out to the arch of your foot, you know that it is getting worse and that it is time to treat it properly.
If you are struggling to walk normally due to pain in your feet, your gait is likely to be thrown off-kilter. This can cause you to put pressure on your knees, which will result in your knee's hurting by the end of the day.
Pain in your feet and the resulting knee pain will eventually affect your lower back and hips due to adopting an unnatural gait. Getting treatment before you reach this stage is essential as the consequences of untreated Plantar Fasciitis can seriously affect your quality of life.
What is the most effective treatment?
There are several ways you can minimise the initial pain of Plantar Fasciitis and reduce the risk of it getting worse. These include;
2. Lie on front, lift left leg straight for one min, then same with right, then repeat with knee bent.
3. Rolling a ball or ice ball under the sole of the affected foot.