The baropodometric examination is designed to prevent the onset of complications that can have repercussions on body structure by providing information about pressure exchanged between the foot and the ground, stability, distribution of body weight, metatarsal and digital overload, etc.
The baropodometer is a device that comprises a platform with probes connected to a high-tech computerised system, as all 4Prevent electromedical devices.
The baropodometric examination entails three evaluation phases:
- static - the patient is placed standing to detect pressure loads on the feet;
- dynamic - the patient takes several steps, while pressure loads on the feet are detected, observing how the feet perform the phase of the step;
- stabilometry - the patient is placed standing to detect the body’s centre of gravity and balance.
4Prevent’s Baropodometric Platform makes use of cutting edge technology that can objectively present the patient’s postural status as follows:
- posturography - studies the balance of the person who is standing;
- dynamic phase - studies gait by evaluating sequential plantar pressure levels;
- static phase - contact surface, contact loads, maximum and mean pressure (ratio between load and surface) are detected.
- anatomical and functional evaluation of the foot (flat foot, varus, valgus, diabetic foot);
- studies on posture and its pathological variations (hip pain, knee pain or spinal pain);
- athletes in whom overload disorders are very frequent;
- patients complaining of any diseases of the foot and of other body districts that are anatomically and functionally related to the foot (bunion, mallet toes, etc.).
- Following the examination of plantar surface contact, a report of which is drawn up by a 4Prevent orthopaedic specialist based on the baropodometric investigation performed at the pharmacy, entirely personalised insoles can be created, which correspond to the contact surface of the shoe in which the insole will be inserted.