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Computerised Gait Analysis


Why is TOG GaitScan so important?

Our GaitScan™ System is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing your biomechanics. GaitScan™ has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide your Podiatrist with a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists them with orthotic and/or shoe solutions. TOG GaitScan™ is the most technologically advanced gait analysis system available and it has been designed put you in the forefront of orthotic therapy and patient assessment.

Your foot is in contact with the ground for about .8 of a second when walking and about .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 tinning 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.

How does GaitScan work?

1. Scans the foot. As you 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. Prints a report. The information is then summarized in a report that can be printed for you and your health care practitioner to see. The report findings will help your practitioner 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 your health care practitioner to determine if you need orthotic therapy.

5) Data is sent to the Lab. When it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy your information is
then sent securely to The Orthotic Group laboratory. From there, your custom made orthotics are manufactured specifi cally for you and your feet.

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