Jonathan T. Michael, DPM, FACFAS

Bayonne (201) 535-8978

Randolph (973) 446-0021

Kearny (201) 997-5000

Jersey City (973) 446-0021

Computerized Orthotic Lab

Our practice utilizes the latest in high-tech computerized gait analysis. This technology is the latest and most advanced method to analyze your biomechanics which start with your feet and how they function. Many common conditions we treat can often be linked to abnormal foot function resulting in foundational changes and imbalances which lead to stress points in the musculoskeletal system.


Metascan Diagnostics

The Metascan diagnostic system is simple, innovative, high tech, user-friendly and grounded in well-researched principles. It provides an efficient, highly accurate and scientific means of patient assessment. The proprietary software is unmatched in its clinical diagnostic capabilities and interactive patient education.

Metascan V5 software consists of dynamic, static and postural visual analysis capabilities. The software allows for comparison of scans, pre and post diagnosis and therapy in the various applications.


Metascan Dynamic

Our Metascan dynamic software scans the foot 150 times per second tracking 8 key points along the plantar surface of the foot. Our dynamic display captures bilateral plantar pressure during the stance phase of gait. Gait observations show each of the 8 key points relative to pressure and time in a colour corresponding to the 2D and 3D composite image and displays gait analysis data. The Full Normal Graph compares the patient's 8-point graph to a normal graph of the stance phase of gait. The Metascan diagnostics translates the digital information along with the clinician information into a prescription for custom orthotics.

Metascan Static

Static scans capture bilateral plantar pressure distribution. The scanning technology can be incorporated into various balance testing, training and therapeutic protocols depending on the clinical approach. The scans can identify muscle/skeletal anomalies such as leg length discrepancies. Can also be used to assess the efficacy of orthotics, lifts or postings using comparison side by side scans.

Gait & Pressure Analysis

The Metascan 8-Point Gait and Pressure Analysis Report provides the practitioner with a unique dynamic analysis tool for the diagnosis and treatment of the aberrant foot function. Using the same scan data which is used to create the composite and frame images in the Metascan client software, the 8-point analysis gives specific information on the distribution and timings of pressures through the different areas of the foot and compares them to normal.


Custom Orthotic Products

The Metascan software analyzes the frame-by-frame distribution of plantar pressures throughout each individual foot. It uses the number and distribution of data points, as well as the magnitude and temporal patterns of the pressure points to calculate a set of key parameters. Through the use of tested and proven algorithms, these and other parameters are used to determine the configuration of the orthotic modules. Algorithms were developed based on pattern recognition of various functional foot abnormalities. The overall aim of the orthotic therapy is to normalize the biomechanical patterns of the feet. This is one of the parameters that Footmaxx uses to determine orthotic module shape.


TOM-CAT Scanners

Dr. Michael now offers the TOM-CAT Foot Scanner that minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes require more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT 3D Scanner is a safe, accurate and clean system that replaces traditional methods of prescribing orthotics and produces better and faster results.

  • No more messy casting
  • No clean up required
  • Various foot positions for your comfort
  • Eliminates commonly encountered problems with traditional casting
  • Get results in only seconds
  • Very accurate for the best possible orthotic prescription
  • No need for additional casting appointments

The New Step Gait Scan System is a Dynamic and Static gait analysis software. This software is com-monly used by the medical facilities testing the basic gait and foot stance pressure. The foot plate has 4096 sensors using a patented resistive technology


"Excellent physician, very knowledgeable, caring, and painless surgery."

Mike Davies, Bayonne, NJ

"Dr. Michael is a wonderful doctor. He has taught me how to take care of my feet properly after being diagnosed diabetic. He takes his time to explain everything as he goes. He's a true jewel. His office staff is courteous and very professional."

Mary Headrick, Bayonne, TX

"I just started seeing Dr. Michael after my previous doctor left his practice. I wish I had found him sooner! I highly recommend this practice!"

Melissa Brown, Randolph, NJ