Laser scanning the foot is a quick clean and very accurate way to get a three dimensional image of the foot so the Laboratory can construct an orthotic.
There are many advantages of this system, it speeds up the manufacturing process as the image can be sent digitally with the prescription to the laboratory. This saves posting bulky delicate plaster cast by mail.
By eliminating the use of plaster the whole process is cleaner for the patient and practitioner.
Laser allows the podiatrist to manipulate the three dimensional image to improve the prescription of the orthotic. Images show increased areas of pressure under the foot.