Orthotics & Gaitscan Assessment

Orthotics & Gaitscan Assessment

Gaitscan screensWhat is GaitScan?

TOG Gaitscan is a computerised software system and pressure plate for assessing foot mechanics. Often, problems with your feet will present themselves as referred symptoms in your back, knees, and hips.

A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times around the world. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!

Do I need a Gaitscan Assessment?

  • Do you get pain in your feet? Have fallen arches or flat feet?
  • Do you get back pain or spine pain?
  • Do you suffer from knee pain?
  • Do you suffer from hip pain?
  • Do you have bunions, heel pain, shin splints, calluses or hammer toes?
  • Are you busy and spend a lot of the day on your feet?
  • Do you enjoy playing sport and want to perform to your best ability?

How does it work?

Gaitscan assesses the forces present, and weight distribution, in your feet whilst both standing still and walking. As you stride across the pressure plate, 4096 tiny sensors scan the surface of the foot. The system simultaneously records and captures the relative pressure load of each area of the foot.

The results of your scan can be viewed in both 2D and 3D form, and assist us with your diagnosis and formulation of a tailored treatment plan.

If it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy, the precise imprint of your feet is used to manufacture a custom made pair of orthotics. These comfortable insoles will reduce stress and strain on your body by realigning and stabilising the bones in your feet.

So why are GAIT™ ANALYSIS TOG orthotics better than any others?

TOG GaitScan™System is state of the art computerised foot scanning technology. Traditional methods for making orthotics are plaster of paris or foam impression of the foot when stationary. TOG GaitScan™System captures a moving image of the foot and is therefore incomparably more sensitive and accurate.

Insoles that you buy off the shelf are not custom made. You wouldn’t wear someone else’s glasses, so why would you put something under your feet that has not been designed specifically for you! Like glasses, TOGS Insoles are custom made and made from a specific prescription, therefore offering the best possible support and relief from symptoms. They help reduce pain throughout the feet, legs, knees, hips and back and can dramatically help to improve and maintain a healthy posture.

Unlike most insoles made from polypropylene, which has a short life span and flattens under constant stress, TOGS orthotics are made from a unique memory plastic which is guaranteed for life against breakage and will never flatten. The adverage lifespan of the TOG orthotic is 15 years and a life guarantee against cracking.

Will my orthotics fit in my shoes?

Yes! With the extensive range of orthotics available including orthotics for; running, racket sports, football, skiing, golf, dress/fashion shoes, safety shoes, diabetics, children and geriatrics we have something for everyone.

Here are some pictures of orthotics, the ones we most frequently recommend:

Orthotics for children can also be very helpful in supporting the growing body. Find out more