What is a Gait Scan?

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The GaitScan™ is a revolutionary method of assessing your biomechanics. It is a computerized pressure plate which measures distribution of force throughout a patient's foot during each step.

This state of the art analysis is able to produce objective detailed data that aids in the diagnosis of abnormal foot biomechanics. It has an industry record of 4096 sensors scan at 125 scans/second providing a sophisticated measure of faulty foot biomechanics / gait.

As a patient walks (or runs) across the plate, thousands of tiny sensors scan that bottom surface of the foot. During the scan, the system records timing sequences during gait and captures the relative load of each area of the foot. An increase in magnitude of force is reflected in a color change on the output report. On the two ends of the spectrum, blue means a low value and red means a high value.

Features of the GaitScan™report includes:

  • ability to analize walking, running and static stance
  • bilateral weight distribution
  • compare scan patient with optimal foot
  • identify high pressure areas
  • identify abnormal timing in gait cycle

Who would benefit from a GaitScan™?

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, 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.Anyone who is on their feet, whether it's for work or sport related activities. You need to take care to avoid strain and strain on your body. We can help you.

Remember, help is near to home. If you are concerned if there are areas of stress in your walking or running biomechanics. If you want improve performance and allow your feet to function naturally. At MyHealth here in Mississauga you can count on us. We look forward to evaluate your health and offer you the best treatment or alternatives. We are conveniently located in Streetsville Village and Port Credit in Mississauga.

We invite you to discover custom orthotics at our Mississauga clinic.