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Fitting Process

Fitting Process


– Our fitting process is comprised of a digital foot scan and a video gait analysis to assist in finding the proper footwear for your activity. While both are exceptionally important pieces to finding proper footwear, running form is also assessed to help facilitate the most efficient gait.  

 

Digital Foot Scan powered by Aetrex iStep

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Aetrex’s iStep SP5000 is the most revolutionary digital foot analysis device ever created and iStep tests are recommended for all people who want to feel great on their feet. In less than 30 seconds the iStep will capture your foot type, pressure points and shoe size and then help recommend the ideal footwear and orthotics for your individual needs.

THIS PATENTED TECHNOLOGY FEATURES 3,744 GOLD PLATED BAROMETRIC SENSORS THAT MEASURE THE PRESSURE EXERTED BY YOUR FOOT EVERY .25 CM(2). THE HIGH CONCENTRATION OF SENSORS ALLOWS THE DEVICE TO PERFORM A PRECISE READING, EVEN FOR A SMALL CHILD. AMAZINGLY, THIS COMPACT DEVICE ALSO INCORPORATES 1,326 INFRARED LEDS AND RECEPTORS THAT ARE ALIGNED EVERY HALF MILLIMETER TO ENSURE UNMATCHED ACCURACY WHEN MEASURING YOUR FOOT. IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED IN TWO OR THREE DIMENSIONS AND TESTS CAN BE DONE IN EITHER STATIC OR DYNAMIC FORMAT.

 

Lynco Orthotics

Recommended by doctors and pedorthists worldwide, Lynco® is recognized as the #1 orthotic system on the market today. Millions of pairs have been sold to consumers seeking the quality and support of custom-made orthotics at an over-the-counter price.Lynco’s are available in a variety of styles to provide your customers with a custom selected solution based on their specific foot type and footwear style. Options include metatarsal support to provide additional protection at the ball-of-the-foot and/or medial posting to gently realign the rearfoot and control over-pronation. All Lynco orthotics are tri-density with a molded Pedic™ core to support the arch and provide maximum comfort.

 

 

What is Video Gait Analysis?

 

While walking and/or running on a treadmill you are video-taped for 10-30 seconds. Replaying the tape in slow motion and stop motion, the basic mechanics of the foot, arch and ankle are observed and evaluated

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Why Video Gait Analysis?
Getting the right shoe is very important and Video Gait Analysis is a large piece of the process followed by a thorough explanation of footwear options and precise fittings. Many running injuries can be prevented when biomechanics and shoe mechanics are given the proper professional attention.

What are we looking for?

overpronation

A “neutral foot” is aligned from heel to knee. An “overpronated” foot shifts medially and needs additional support.
Severe Over-Pronation
Over-pronation puts extreme strain on the various connective tissues of the foot, ankle and knee. If left uncorrected, over-pronation can lead to flat feet (falling arches), ankle & foot injuries, foot deformities (such as bunions and hammer toes) and heel pain.

What is supination?

Supination (or underpronation) is the insufficient inward roll of the foot after landing. This places extra stress on the foot and can result in iliotibial band syndrome of the knee, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis.Runners with high arches and tight Achilles tendons tend to be supinators. Shoes will wear on the entire outside edge, and the side of the shoe becomes overstretched. If you place shoes on a flat surface, they tilt outward.

 

 

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