- Posted by Dr. Nekessa Remy
- On September 30, 2011
A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS!!
This is why we have introduced new GAITSCAN Technology to our custom orthotic prescriptions, in order to provide patients with the best orthotic for their feet!.
We all know that lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for majority of foot problems. It’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort. Orthotics can be a great tool to help rebalance your feet, reduce pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements. Unlike over -the- counter insoles, prescription orthotics are biomechanincal medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They are able to fit into your shoes as comfortable as an insole, and have the advantage of being made from precise imprints of your foot. This is where our new state of the art GAITSCAN comes into play.
The GaitScan™ System is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing biomechanics. GaitScan™ has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide today’s Healthcare Professionals with a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists them with orthotic and/or shoe solutions. TOG GaitScan™ is the most technologically advanced gait analysis system available and it has been designed to move our office to the forefront of orthotic therapy and patient education.
The GAITSCAN system records your timing sequences during gait as you, stand, walk or run across the pressure plate. This gives a clear picture of your foot mechanincs and can help to determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom orthotics. The picture allows us to compare your image to an ‘optimal’ image and thus create the modifications necessary to give you optimal support!
For more information or to book your complimentary GAIT SCAN, contact us at