Southside Physiotherapy utilizes the TOG GaitScan™, a state-of-the-art computer system which helps us assess and analyse your feet while standing as well as during gait. This analysis combined with our knowledge and experience detects abnormal foot function which may be affecting your foot, or through the kinetic chain, other parts of your body, for example, your knees or spine.
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 experienced practitioner. The GaitScan™ 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.
At Southside Physiotherapy, we can prescribe foot orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. You can help us by discussing any nagging foot, leg, or back problems, and even by simply asking if your feet could be part of the problem. The information provided by TOG GaitScan™ can help assess the need for orthotics or indicate that orthotic therapy is not required.