F-Scan® Tekscan Gait Assessment
Traditionally, a “gait assessment” was a visual evaluation of the way you walk or run, including the way your foot strikes the ground. The F-Scan takes the assessment a step further by allowing us to “see” inside your shoe. The accurate, objective pressure data we get from the F-Scan system helps design a better treatment so you feel better faster!
Pressure profile data collected from the F-Scan system indicate where high pressure (red areas) and low pressure (blue areas) exist. By increasing the contact area, plantar pressures can be reduced. By eliminating the guesswork about pressure distribution, we reduce the need for an additional visit – saving you time and money!
The F-Scan exam is easy and painless. Paper-thin sensors are placed inside your shoes and connected to a small pack that straps around your waist. The sensors collect pressure data as you walk, transmitting it to a computer. You can see your pressure profiles on the computer screen in real-time. The system gives additional information in the forms of tables and graphs, which can be used for a more thorough evaluation and documentation.