FootScan & Orthotics
Industry Leading Technology,
Foot, knee, hip and back pain is commonly a result of poor biomechanics, often stemming from the feet. If left untreated, these problems can lead to further injury and discomfort.
In clinic, we specialise in advanced clinical gait and movement analysis using the latest Footscan technology. Footscan has been utilised in more than 3,000 scientific studies and is trusted by state-of-the-art movement labs and elite sports teams worldwide, from Team GB to Manchester City FC.
Common complaints that we deal with in clinic include:
5 reasons why we use Footscan in your assessment…
Footscan is the first and only gait analysis technology to be ‘Professionally Approved’ by the Royal College of Podiatry, meaning that it meets the highest clinical standards.
Footscan quantifies what the eye cannot see, allowing us to take your gait analysis and orthotic prescriptions to the next level with accurate, objective data.
The high scanning frequency and sensor resolution of Footscan ensures accuracy in our data acquisition and repeatability.
Wide range of analysis tools
Enhanced 2D and 3D visualisations enable us to clearly communicate your movement data and directly compare it against other scans.
Footscan's research and development team are continually enhancing the software based on the latest clinical publications and professional recommendations.
Our 5-step digital orthotics workflow to optimise your biomechanics…
You wear orthotics whilst you move, so why not design them based on how you move? Using our cutting-edge Footscan technology and analysis software built on decades of scientific research, we use your unique dynamic movement data to determine what’s happening beneath your foot to generate your Phits 3D printed orthotic design.
Step 1: Measurement
We will take you through a detailed Footscan assessment to analyse your standing posture, balance and gait, capturing multiple left and right foot strikes.
Step 3: Design
Following your analysis, if deemed appropriate, we will design you a bespoke pair of Phits orthotics which will be 3D printed to meet your exact specifications using the dynamic data from your Footscan assessment.
Step 5: Fitting
After a couple of weeks, you will return to the clinic and fit your new orthotics to optimise your foot function and comfort with every step.
Step 2: Analysis
Our expert clinician will observe how your feet function during your natural gait to identify any asymmetries or abnormalities in your foot pressure, timings and stability. We will then suggest the most suitable treatment pathway to assist you moving forwards.
Step 4: 3D Print
Your orthotics will be 3D printed, quality controlled and personalised by our team at Materialise, the industry front-runners in 3D printed orthotic manufacture.
Why choose our award-winning Phits 3D printed orthotics?
Data-driven prescriptive design
Traditional orthotics are typically designed using your static foot shape, whereas Phits are the world’s first 3D printed orthotics which are specifically designed based on your dynamic gait analysis using Footscan.
Phits are accurate to the nearest 0.1mm with no room for error in the manufacturing process, providing tailored support and cushioning where you need it most. This ensures exact replicas can be produced if you require a second pair.
Backed by research
Through research and collaboration with leading Universities, our team continuously improves our algorithms. Our commitment to innovation, led by science, sets our state-of-the-art technology and software apart.
Minimal bulk and lightweight
Phits are less than half the weight of traditional orthotics whilst offering extreme durability and comfort, whether you are walking, running or playing sport.
Regardless of your age or activity level, Phits offers specific designs to cater for your footwear; such as walking, running, football, golf, cycling, skiing and workwear.
Phits for all
Whether you are an elite athlete, recreational walker or factory worker on your feet, Phits will help your feet to adopt the correct foot motion, improve your movement efficiency and minimise your risk of injury.
As Paula Radcliffe states, “My Phits simply don’t wear out.” Not only are the devices robust, they are 3D-printed via selective laser sintering (SLS) using Bluesint PA12, which is created from 100% recycled powder. This process removes the waste associated with traditional orthotic manufacturing.
The choice of champions
Phits are the #1 orthotic choice of multiple British and World Champion athletes; from World Record breaking legends such as Paula Radcliffe, to current champions such as Charlotte Purdue to keep them moving pain free.
Do Phits fit into every shoe? Phits orthotics fit in to the majority of shoe types, including specifically adapted designs for football, running, cycling, golf and skiing for optimal functionality. There are also options for narrower day to day footwear and even tailored safety insoles for workers boots.
What about maintenance? Phits are very easy to maintain as they do not absorb moisture. Therefore, they can be easily cleaned. Concerned that the top cover is wearing down? No problem, all top covers can be refurbished here in our UK lab.
Whether you are aiming for Olympic podiums, or just want to live and walk pain free, our expert clinicians can help people of all ages!
Let’s get started…
Click here to book online or call 0117 329 2090 and we will get you started on your journey to pain free movement!