Frequently Asked Questions

Our mission at FCE Scan is to:

  • Empower our patients to enhance their well-being.
  • Provide an innovative service using objective scans and expert therapy.

Our focus at FCE Scan is to help people to help themselves by “improving the right way”.

Our values at FCE Scan are:

  • Differentiation
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Passion
  • Results
FCE Scan® is an Irish company using state of the art and cutting edge injury detection technology. FCE Scan, scans, examines and assesses the body in a clinical setting for its position, weightbearing and movement. We then provide care and therapy plans, built on the results of our analysis to improve back pain and injuries. FCE Scan uses a technology that has over 390 studies and publications behind it. Our system is a registered medical device having reached MDD (European) and FDA (U.S) standards. The technology is used worldwide in Orthopedic hospitals, Private Clinics and also in Elite Sports facilities.

The Full FCE Scan is our most popular service as it includes all our spinal, pelvis, leg and foot analysis in one complete package.
If you have back, neck, hip, pelvis leg or feet issues this is the appointment type you require.

Sports injury/performance includes all the benefits of a Full FCE Scan but may be performed at higher speeds or with more detailed gait analysis. It is ultimately tailored towards an individuals sport.

Posture & Scoliosis scanning is for those conscious about their posture or who may want to improve their posture from work related stresses. It is also for those wishing to assess for Scoliosis.

Gait and Foot analysis is for those runners and athletes looking to improve their running gait.

Foot orthotics is for those requiring custom made orthotics. If following our scans we find you do not in fact require them then the appointment reverts back to a Full FCE Scan.

RPM is for those wishing to progress their rehab, in chronic issues it is important to progress your rehab to get long lasting, long term relief.

Athletic testing, only available in our Limerick clinic, is for increasing strength, speed and power. Using scientifically analysed data from our systems to build a bespoke S&C programme.

On arriving in our clinics the patient fills out a short questionnaire. To perform the scans a patient will have to reveal their spine. We supply gowns for female patients and you are more than welcome to have a chaperone present with you for the appointment. We also advise bringing a pair of shorts with you for accurate analysis of the pelvis, hips, legs and feet.

The scan itself is performed in a darkened room. The Formetric Specilaist will be two metres directly behind the client at the testing station. The patient will see a light grid appear from behind them and also an infra red light. The static scan will take about 15 seconds. The motion scan differs only by the fact that the patient will be walking on a specialised treadmill for 30 seconds. Appointments (type dependent) take up to an hour. Each appointment includes all relevant scans, interpretation, explanation, printed report and rehab.

Scan results are available immediately. The client will receive a printed report, they will fully understand what there injury is and what is causing it. Furthermore, the patient will be advised on a specific and tailored rehab/therapy programme with the aim being resolving the cause of symptoms.

We have access to a worldwide diagnostics team. This team includes Orthopaedists, Osteopathic Physicians, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Scientists, Occupational therapists, Bio-mechanists and Podiatrists to name but a few. Any of these professionals may be performing the scans on a given day and they are all highly trained in the function of our system.
Our current team is as follows;

Dr. Robert Din. Consultant Orthopaedic
Mr. Eoin Flynn. D.O. B.Sc. (Hons) Osteo.
Mr. Conor Flynn. D.O. B.Sc. (Hons) Osteo.
Mr. Darragh Butler. B.Sc.
Ms. Michelle Jackson. B.Sc. Sport and M.Sc Sport Psychology.
Mr. Mikey Holloway. B.Sc. M.Sc. Ex Physiology
Mr. Darragh Byrne. B.Sc. M.Sc. Ex Physiology
Mr. Daniel Cunnane. B.Sc. M.Sc. Ex Physiology

RPM (rehabilitation and progressive movement) is one of the most forward thinking approaches available in physical healthcare.

All appointments include rehab, RPM however is designed to accelerate your improvements in a flexible and patient driven progression pathway.

It offers the most innovative and comprehensive approach to the identification, alleviation, treatment and enhancement of your ability to function pain free and perform at a higher level. Rid yourself of those niggles, aches and pains once and for all with RPM.

FCE Scan is a motion analysis scan. It is radiation and magnetism free. Essentially FCE Scan looks at function whereas MRI looks at internal structure. We scan the spine, pelvis, legs and feet both statically and in motion to find the root cause of an injury. Our scans use Photogrammetry and Triangulation to assess patterns of movement and strain occurring in the spine, pelvis, legs and feet. MRI scans on the other hand look internally, generally across one specific area of the body at a time by using magnetism. They are generally performed lying down and statically. Both scans are completely different giving a lot of information. MRI may detail disc bulges or disc degenerative disease whereas our scans would seek the strain on the spine that may be predisposing the MRI findings in the first instance.

FCE Scan has opened up the business to Franchise opportunities owing to the exponential growth of our approach to physical health. If operating a franchise in your region is of interest click on the following link Franchise & System Sales. FCE Scan is also the sole Irish supplier and distributor of the technology we use, if you are interested in learning more email [email protected]

FCE Scan® examines, scans and assesses the body for its position, weight bearing and movement. The unique feature is that our analysis can be performed whilst the patient is in motion.

FCE Scan® uses a technology that has over 390 studies and publications behind it (this list can be supplied upon request). The studies have been performed by Researchers, esteemed Institutes and Universities including world renowned Orthopaedic surgeon Laurence Lenke M.D of Columbia University Medical Centre, Dr. Patrick Knott, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, The University of Hamburg, University of Freiburg, KU Leuven Belgium (funded by the European Union) etc, etc.

Our system is a registered medical device having reached MDD (European) and FDA (U.S) standards. The technology is used worldwide in Orthopaedic hospitals, Private Clinics and also in Elite Sports facilities.

We scan the spine, pelvis, legs and feet both statically and in motion to find the root cause of an injury. It is radiation and magnetism free.

We are only too delighted to discuss our services with all medical professionals – email [email protected]

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