What is TOG Gait Scan?
Gaitscan is state of the art computer hardware and software that helps me assess and analyse your feet. The analysis combined with my expertise and experience and knowledge detects abnormal foot function which may be affecting your feet or other parts of your body.
Why is TOG GaitScan so 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 quater of a second? This is too difficult for even the most experienced practitioner. The GaitScan system records your timing sequences during normal gait as you walk or run across the pressure plate. This enables myself to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and detemine whether you would benefit from wearing custom made foot orthotics.
How does Gaitscan work?
1. Scans the Foot
As you stand and then walk across the pressure plate, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time.
2. 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.
3. Print a Report
The information is then summarised in a report that can be printed or emailed for you to see. The report findings wll help me evaluate your foot function and determine if the pain you are experiencing is related to faulty foot function.
4. Determines the need for Orthotic Therapy
The information from this report will assist me to determine if you need orthotic therapy and this will be discussed clearly and in detail with you and with no obligation.
5. Data is sent to the Laboratory
If it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy your information is then sent securely to the laboratory in Canada. From there your custom made orthotics are manufactured specifically for you and your foot.