GaitScan is a state of the art pressure plate hardware and software attached to a computer. This technology assists your podiatrist in analysing your gait (walking) and detecting unusual foot function which may be affecting the rest of your body.
Why Gait Scan is Important.
Your foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 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 experience practitioner.
How a Gait Scan Works.
The Gait Scan system records your timing sequences during gait as you walk or run across the pressure plate. This enables your podiatrist to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and determine whether you would benefit from wearing prescription orthotics.