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GaitScan Technology

GaitScan Technology

The Gait Scan apparatus is a revolutionary diagnostic tool, used by chiropractic physician, Dr. Robert Press, that enables a rapid and accurate assessment of the bio-mechanical function of the feet whilst walking.

The gait analysis provided enables the practitioner to determine whether a patient has tendency to pronate or supinate during walking. Tendency for the foot to be in either direction can give rise to a number of joint problems that can be the cause of pain in the foot, knee, hips and back which can lead to bad posture and start effecting the neck and shoulders.

If you agree with any of the statements below, ask me how I can help:

  • I get back pain often
  • I play sports regularly
  • My feet are sore most of the time
  • Standing, walking or running gives me joint pain
  • I have visible foot problems
  • My knees are knocking or my legs are bowed
  • My shoes wear out quickly and unevenly
  • My big toe is starting to bend towards my small toes
  • My parents had joint related symptoms

The GaitScan can reveal biomechanical dysfunction such as flat feet or over-pronation, which means that too much pressure is put on the inner borders of the foot during walking action, whereas over-supination means that excessive pressure is on the outside border of the foot.

Determining the weight distribution in standing helps in diagnosis of problems in the feet and elsewhere that can cause pain. A dynamic gait scan of the pressure distribution of the foot whilst walking, provides a wealth of information. It is this useful information that gives a diagnosis of the problems caused from your feet and can help in the generation of a foot orthotic device that is custom made to help correct the underlying problem. The use of the orthotics will help to restore optimal biomechanics of the foot, and the entire kinetic chain going up the back to the neck, and can lead to a great reduction and even the elimination of pain.

Dynamic Scanning

Dynamic Scanning

As you walk across the GaitScan™ plate, 4096 sensors are set to scanthe plantar surface of your feet motion. The GaitScan™ system records timing sequences during gait and captures the relative pressure for each of ten distinct anatomical landmarks. The result is the detection of imbalances and other indicators of common lower limb pathologies.
Pressure Mapping

Pressure Mapping

GaitScan™ gives you the ability to view your plantar pressure distribution in both 2D and 3D. The synchronized mode allows for a direct right and left foot comparison and displays the centre of pressure or “gait line” of the foot throughout the gait cycle. Detailed images allow for the easy identification of high pressure areas and existing biomechanical inefficiencies.

No Cost Reporting

Low Cost Reporting

GaitScan™ provides complimentary, ready-to-print dynamic reports that can be evaluated by both your doctor and you.

Patient Education

Patient Education Animations

State-of-the-art 3D animations help you to understand common lower limb conditions and convey the benefits of orthotic therapy.

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