Despite the vital role of foot mechanics in good health, until very recently there has been no way of accurately measuring how the foot functions as we walk.
The foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 seconds when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running, far too fast to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye, even for the most experienced practitioner.
Custom orthotics have been used to control foot function for many years, but their prescription has relied on indirect methods of assessment like plaster casts and video gait (walking) analysis. These assessment methods are not able to accurately determine how the foot functions as we walk and so are not fully efficient in diagnosis and treatment.
Computer Analysis of the Moving Foot
Gaitscan is the combination of state of the art computer hardware and software that helps assess and analyse foot function. The pressure-sensitive platform is capable of assessing and showing in full colour 2-D, 3-D and graphical detail the weight and pressure distribution of each foot that stood on or walked over the mat.
Digital gait scanning technology allows us for the first time to truly understand how forces and the timing of those forces occur across the foot as we walk. By comparing the results of these scans against the ideal foot function, in addition to having an in-depth understanding of biomechanics, common misalignments of the foot, postural assessment and other health and lifestyle factors that are relevant to the patient, effective treatment can be delivered.
How Gaitscan works?
Where misalignments of the foot are the cause of abnormal foot function (as is considered to be the case for around 70% of the population), a Gaitscan assessment is able to detect problems even before resultant pain and dysfunction develop.
By controlling and optimising foot function even without existing pain and dysfunction, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing some of the many related health problems later in life.
Could Our Gaitscan Help You?
If you agree with any of the statements below, a Gaitscan could be of great value to you.
Better Orthotic Solutions
The data produced from your gait scan can now be sent electronically to a laboratory to produce an orthotic customised for how you walk. It is now possible to prescribe a high quality, semi-rigid thermoplastic 100% memory orthotic that gently and consistently controls pronation and facilitates the a more neutral alignment with every single step.
Dr. Albert Scales is the owner of Lakeshore Chiropractic Group has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents for over 35 years. Dr. Scales has successfully helped hundreds of auto accident sufferers return to a pain-free and active lifestyle.
He has been an independent insurance assessor for over 25 years and has seen many types of injuries related to motor vehicle accidents. He is registered with FSCO and is licensed to treat your injuries and bill your insurance provider directly allowing you to avoid the hassles of paperwork.
Our staff and professionals at Lakeshore Chiropractic Group do not take your pain and injuries lightly. We utilize the latest advances in natural pain relief and attempt to help you restore your health, mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.
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