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Gait Analysis and Foot Orthotics

Services

RSscan Footscan

We use the RSscanFootscan® System to measure pressure distribution of the feet. The footscan® systems can record up to 500 frames of data a second, this allows in depth analysis of the pressure and force distribution and their association with the biomechanics of the foot.

This is necessary to get a clear picture of foot mechanics, and can be vital when dealing with runners and diabetics.

Barefoot pressure measurements for both feet are collected. Pressure data can also be collected while the patient is wearing their preferred footwear/orthotics so that the influence of both may be compared to the biomechanics of their barefoot gait. The collected data is ANALYSED and the results are visually presented to the patient together with results of their video gait analysis.


Foot Orthotics

Orthotics refer to a device inserted into a shoe, that corrects an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern. Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. While over-the-counter orthotics are available and may help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthoses can, since they are not custom made to fit an individual's unique foot structure.

Orthotics help to correct abnormal biomechanics thus reducing the risk of injury.


Video Gait Analysis

A measurement and and analysis of the biomechanics of your feet and legs whilst you walk or run on a treadmill is taken

  • Video gait analysis enables us to study any abnormal movements of both muscles and joints.
  • You will be able to see for yourself how you walk or run, helping you to understand particular problems, why they exist & how they can be prevented or eliminated. Video Gait Analysis is also used to assess the effectiveness of running shoes, both with and without corrective orthoses.

We use state-of-the-art equipment to accurately record and study your gait cycle.


Digital CAD/CAM designed orthotics
We use CAD/CAM technology through pressure/ force plate equipment. The custom orthotic is designed digitally to provide precision manufacturing. Depending on your assessment and requirements a digital orthotic may be the best most advanced option for you.

biomechanical assessments


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