Foot and Gait Analysis
GaitScan is a computer hardware and software system that helps our physios assess and analyse your feet. This analysis combined with your physio’s experience and knowledge detects abnormal foot function which may be affecting your feet and possibly other parts of your body.
The 4,000 pressure sensors in the GaitScan provide a lot of information about your feet so that your physios can plan the best treatment and management program for you and if needed, to advise the makers of custom orthotics how your orthotics can be specifically tailored.
Why have a GaitScan Assessment?
Because your foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running, it can be difficult for even the most experienced of practitioners to determine the extent of abnormal foot function with their naked eyes. A Gait Scan assessment can tell your physio a lot about your feet and helps them identify your foot type and analyse your walking pattern so that they can target their treatments and exercises more specifically.
The GaitScan system records your timing sequences during gait (walking) cycle as you walk or run across the pressure plate. This gives our physios a clear picture of your foot mechanics in order to determine the most appropriate treatment programme for you. Occasionally hands-on treatment and exercise will not resolve the condition entirely, especially when the problem is more advanced, in which case it may be necessary to fit orthotics.
How Does GaitScan Work?
1. Scans the Foot
2. Maps Foot Pressurez
3. Prints a Report
4. Determines the need for Orthotic Therapy
Why use Custom Orthotics?
Properly made orthotics are custom moulded to the support requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities. Orthotics gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on the ankles, knees, hips and spine. Over time, custom orthotics support your feet and bring you relief from fatigue and pain allowing you to comfortably enjoy daily activities.