Custom Orthotics via Gait Scan Technology
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are custom-made orthopedic devices that fit comfortably inside your shoes. They are made to correct various biomechanical problems in the feet by realigning and stabilizing the bones. They allow your feet, legs, hips, pelvis and low back to function more efficiently to reduce strain and pain from many different structures. They restore natural walking and running patterns, and are an extremely important part in the prevention and long-term solution of many problems in the feet, legs and hips.
What is Gaitscan?
Gaitscan technology which is a state-of-the-art electronic system that allows your physio to assess your foot mechanics with outstanding accuracy and reliability. It detects abnormal foot function which may be causing various problems throughout your body. The system produces a series of reports which enables your physio to treat you more effectively by seeing how your foot mechanics may be contributing to any problems you may have, and highlights if there is a need for custom Orthotics.
Who should have a Gaitscan?
The Gaitscan system helps our physioâ€™s to provide you with the highest quality effective care for many situations such as;
- Foot, Arch or Heel pain
- A Dropped Arch
- Hip or Back pain
- Knee or Ankle pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
How your Gaitscan assessment works
Scanning your Foot
As you walk across the electronic pressure-sensitive plate thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time.
Mapping your Foot Pressure
From your scan, the computer displays 2D and 3D visual representations of the pressure under your foot.
Your reports are visualized, assessed and compared
Your scan information is presented in a series of reports that will be compared to an “ideal” foot scan. Your physio will show you your results, discuss them with you, and interpret deviations from normal movement. The report findings enable your physio to evaluate if the pain you are experiencing is related to faulty foot function, and if so, how best to correct it.
Do you need orthotics?
The information from these reports will allow your physio when determine if you need orthotic therapy, and they will discuss the reasons for this with you.
Your scan data is sent directly to the orthotics laboratory
If it is determined that you will benefit from custom orthotics your information is sent to the lab to have custom made orthotics manufactured specially for your feet. You will have your new orthotics in about 3 weeks from the time your scan data is sent.