ORTHOTICS & GAITSCAN
Poor foot biomechanics can cause a range of biomechanical problems that lead to pain not just in the feet but the rest of the body as well.
The fitting of the correct orthotics can lead to lasting relief for many chronic complaints such as:
- Heel pain
- Ball of foot pain / metatarsalgia
- Knee pain
- Shin splints
- Ankle instability
- Achilles tendonitis
- Aching legs
- Patello-femoral (knee cap) pain
- Hip pain and dysfunction
- Low back pain
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are custom-made orthopaedic devices that fit comfortably inside your shoes. They are made to correct various biomechanical problems in the feet by realigning and stabilising the foot and ankle. 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 is one of the most technologically advanced gait analysis systems available. Using state of the art pressure plate hardware and computer software, it utilises over 4000 pressure sensors to allow your Physiotherapist to assess and analyse your feet while you are standing and walking. 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. It detects abnormal foot function that may be causing various problems throughout your body. The system produces a series of reports that enables your Physiotherapist to treat you more effectively by seeing how your foot mechanics may be contributing to any problems you may have, and also highlights if there is a need for Custom Orthotics.