Why is a gait scan assessment so important?
Your foot is in contact with the ground for about .8 of a second when walking and about .25 seconds when running. Imagine trying to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second?
This is too difficult for even the most experienced practitioner.
The Gait scan system records your timing sequences during gait as you walk or run across the pressure plate. This enables your practitioner to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom made foot orthotics.
How does the gait scan work?
- Scans the Foot: As you walk across the pressure plate, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time.
- Maps Foot Pressure: From your step, the computer displays 2D and 3D visual representations of the pressure under your foot. You can see where you have too much or too little pressure.
- Video capture Analysis: allows the practitioner to highlight biomechanical patterns with angles, measurements and drawing shapes to monitor the progress of patients over time with an easy to use comparison facility.
- Prints a Report: The information is then summarized in a report that can be printed for you and your health care practitioner to see. The report findings will help your practitioner evaluate your foot function and determine if the pain you are experiencing is related to faulty foot function.