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Gaitscan Orthotics

GaitScan

At Cymru Chiropractic Clinic we like to focus on the cause of your problem not just the symptoms. In many cases the cause of knee, back and even neck pain can be found at the foundations of your body – your feet. Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a building, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and can lead to more serious problems.

What are Orthotics?

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole does.

How do they help?

Properly made orthotics are custom molded to support the requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities. The Orthotic Group (TOG) orthotics are a pleasure to wear as they gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on the ankles, knees, hips and spine.

How we assess you?

All we need you to do is to walk (barefooted) over a computerized pressure plate that is linked to a computer. As you walk across the plate, over 4000 sensors capture the distribution of pressure throughout the sole of your foot. The computer then displays on its screen, 2-D and 3-D representations of the pressures under your feet. These findings are important in evaluating your foot function and in determining if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to faulty foot mechanics.

Foot Facts

  • 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day.
  • The average person will walk over 100,000 miles in their lifetime, or more than 4 trips around the world.
  • More than 75% of people will experience foot problems in their lifetime