Why is a Gait Scan needed?
Your foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running. No practitioner (no matter how well trained) can provide a 100% accurate analysis of foot function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second!
So through our combination of a Biomechanical Assessment & a computerised Gait Scan, foot problems can easily be diagnosed by our expert Physios.
How does a Gait Scan work?
We offer individual in-house ergonomic workstation assessments to comply with the latest Health and Safety Regulations. The individualised ergonomic workstation assessment & report will include:
The gait scan itself involves thousands of tiny sensors which capture the distribution of pressure throughout the sole of your foot each step you take. We can then display foot pressure distribution on the screen giving a very accurate visual representation of the pressures under your feet whilst standing and during dynamic or moving gait. It provides a very accurate and repeatable measurement of how your foot is function when you walk – not just when you are sitting which is the way feet are often assessed.
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Gait Scans can be used to treat