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 your doctor to “see” inside your shoe. The accurate, objective pressure data your doctor gets from the F-Scan system helps him or her design a better treatment, so you feel better faster!

Pressure profile data collected from the F-Scan system indicated where high pressure (red areas) and low pressure (blue areas) exist. By increasing contact area, plantar pressures can be reduced. By eliminating the guesswork about pressure distribution, your doctor is able to reduce the need for 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 PC. You can see your pressure profiles on the computer screen in real-time. The system gives your doctor additional information in the forms of table and graphs, which he or she can use for a more thorough evaluation and documentation.

(Example of sensors collecting data during movement)

Who Can Benefit?

  • Diabetics
  • Over-pronators
  • Supinators
  • Heel Spurs
  • High Arches
  • Falling Arches
  • Flat Feet
  • Hammer Toes
  • Sports Related injuries
  • Anyone who works on their feet all day and wants the pain gone