GAITSCAN
Victor Feet First uses the latest technology including the GaitScan™ system to assess your foot function

What is GaitScan™?
GaitScan™ is state of the art computer hardware and software that helps your podiatrist assess and analyse your feet.  This analysis combined with your podiatrist's experience and knowledge detects abnormal foot function which maybe affecting your feet or other parts of your body.

Why is GaitScan™ so important?
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 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.

The GaitScan™ system is also important when assessing the diabetic foot to detect high pressure areas which may be at risk of ulceration.

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 them summarised in a report that can be printed for you and your podiatrist to see.  The report findings will help your podiatrist to 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 podiatrist to determine if you need orthotic therapy.
  5. Data is sent to the Laboratory
    When it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy your information is sent securely to The Orthotic Group laboratory.  From there your custom made orthotics are manufactured specifically for you and your feet.
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