What is Gaitscan?:

Gaitscan Action.jpgGaitscan is a state of the art force plate linked to a software program that allows your Physiotherapist to accurately detect abnormal foot function as you stand and walk across the force plate.

The data from Gaitscan together with a thorough history and biomechanical assessment by the Physiotherapist helps to determine if your foot function is related to your specific problem. Abnormal foot function can result in common conditions such as localised foot pain(metatarsalgia, bunions, neuroma) heel and ankle pain (plantar fasciitis/ Achilles tendinosis) and other lower limb problems such as shin splints and patella-femoral pain.

 

How do I know if I need Custom Orthotics?

We use a combination of clinical experience and Gaitscan technology to decide if you need orthotics including:

  •  Interpretation of your history of injury and functional requirements including footwear.
  • Examination by and experienced Physiotherapist which considers biomechanics and factors contributing to your pain and the role for treatment and corrective exercises.
  • The Gaitscan results which may indicate abnormal foot mechanics which contribute to your pain.

If we identify abnormal foot function that correlates to your symptoms, we can use the Gaitscan data to help prescribe custom foot orthotics to correct the problem.

For further information please click on this link to read our: Fact Sheet - Gaitscan