Our physicians use GaitScan™ diagnostic technology, for evaluating foot biomechanics. With this exciting technology our physicians can offer advanced custom made foot orthotics that are individualized to your feet.
Our computerized gait analysis uses shoe pressure mapping technology to gather data about abnormal foot functioning associated with how you walk. This in-depth approach to the measurement of how you walk using dynamic scanning technology provides our physicians access to information which is impossible to obtain using the naked eye. The evaluation can uncover any irregularities in normal foot functioning and individual weight distribution patterns.
Benefits of a GaitScan(™):
Computerized Analysis of walking can determine problems when someone has feet pain or pain in other areas of the body caused by foot postural problems. This analysis can help determine treatment to relieve the pain. This procedure records the patients walking process with multiple sensors. Its ability to show problems caused by the foot in motion means a more accurate diagnosis and treatment. By detecting these problems early, the need for surgery may be delayed or avoided.
Measuring with GaitScan(™)
1. Fabricate custom made orthotics – the information gathered can be used to make a set of custom made arch supports which are specifically customized to your feet
2. Gather data to help determine the appropriate type of orthotic that would benefit you – the data enables our physicians to judge your foot function and ascertain how your custom orthotics can alleviate your foot pain
Assessing results with GaitScan(™)
1. Maps foot pressure – 3D and 2D visual representations of pressure points enable our physicians to determine how a custom pair of arch supports can evenly distribute pressure when you walk
2. Scans the foot – thousands of miniature detectors record the distribution of pressure