Industry-leading 3D diagnostic tools
Our custom orthotics solutions are highly effective. That’s because they’re informed by the world’s leading diagnostic tools.
At Auckland Orthotics we work with the most advanced technologies available to orthotists today. Our biometric 3D technology is unparallelled in Australasia, giving us multiple parameters of the musculoskeletal, articular, vascular and vestibular aspects of your feet. This supreme insight allows us to better facilitate the therapeutic orientation, defining the entire clinical picture from a postural point of view.
The right custom foot orthotics will help you to recover from injuries faster and more comfortably. They will also help you to improve your balance and efficiency by improving proprioception response - so your brain knows what your feet are doing without having to look at them. Go faster, run for longer, improve your game - whether that’s soccer, rugby, cricket, basketball, tennis or golf.
Ultrasensor 3D gait analysis
Our orthotics specialists perform a 3D gait analysis to study motion, through sight observation as well as instrumentation, measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles.
Our technology provides a high resolution scan visible in real time during the exam, and helps us to analyse detailed foot data including perimeter, rearfoot, midfoot, hindfoot, toes, and medial and lateral surfaces. We also look at load and angles, comparing static with dynamic measurements, and podoscope morphometry.
We use a patented platform which represents a true revolution in the study of foot pressure and in the reading of the podalic load. It’s a world-leading system that provides the most detailed data currently achievable.
3D optical scans
As part of a consult, Auckland Orthotics utilises Podoscan 3D optical scan technology. The scan can be done in either a standing or sitting position, however, when performed in a standing position, our orthotists will be able to obtain useful weight bearing data, too.
Our foot morphometry scans the foot under load to analyse its morphology structure. This helps our orthotists to identify conditions such as hyperkeratosis and toe deformities. It also provides detailed information for ulcer mapping and a clear picture of the plantar arch, measuring length and width of the entire foot.
The 3D optical scan takes various measurements of foot geometry that can be combined with baropodometric tests. The system also allows an analysis of the patient’s shoe sole, which is useful to verify usage over time.
Digital pressure 3D biometric analysis
Auckland Orthotics’ digital pressure biometric analysis - also called ‘standing dynamic analysis’ - measures not only the dynamic foot movement in action but also captures how the foot moves whilst standing still. This information can be used as the baseline for balance and can then be compared to many treatments such as with orthotics and without, and before and after stretching or kinesiology realignment. It’s a very powerful tool.
Covering approximately 40 different aspects including weight distribution from left to right foot, forefoot to rearfoot, and many other areas of the foot, this is one of our most accurate and extensive diagnostic tools.
The results of this analysis are presented in 3D and can be used on their own or combined with other types of analysis to create the most precise custom foot orthotics. Comparisons can be made with regards to the patient's height, weight and foot size. These data comparisons are extremely important when diagnosing posture and body alignment.
3D balance analysis
Our balance analysis is a six-second standing still analysis that compares data values. The resulting report will present the balance values comparing the left foot to the right, measuring all the areas of the feet. When this is used in combination with the digital pressure biometric analysis, it gives a very clear picture of the actions of the feet.
All images are all three-dimensional and can be used individually or combined with the other types of analysis to produce the most accurate custom foot orthotics.