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Orthotic producers/Ipad scanner

Discussion in 'Practice Management' started by TPCMAN, May 18, 2017.

  1. TPCMAN

    TPCMAN Member


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    Hi Folks

    I am now at the stage of looking into an orthotic company for my practice in Melbourne. I am really liking the new technology around infared cameras on the ipad.

    At the moment I know footwork are flogging those cameras for $750 and I've actually had them steer me away from their $10K scanner due to the fact that "everyone will be using the ipad." I gave it a try and found it to be simple to use and accurate. I was wondering what sort of experiences you guys have had with other companies as Footwork will charge around $150 for a 3/4 poly with top covers and cambrelle.

    I am wanting to know what are the alternatives and what has worked well in your practices.
     
  2. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

  3. TPCMAN

    TPCMAN Member

    Yea I've seen this website before however you will find that other orthotic labs will say that no matter how accurate the iPad scanner is, there is no way of providing forefoot correction during the scanning process without having the podiatrists hands interfere with the scan. Furthermore scanning in STJ neutral is questionable as the foot is just dangling from the chair.

    I would love to hear the thoughts of the forum and what has worked when a podiatrist needs to be mobile
     
  4. Apart from the whole casting in STJ neutral issue, you can always scan a cast, sure it one step extra, but depending on the needs of the patient ....
     
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