Foot Scanning and Orthotics in Gloucestershire
Your foot is in contact with the ground for about .8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running. Imagine trying to determine normal and abnormal foot function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second? This is too difficult for even the most experienced practitioner.
At Cotswold Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Clinic LLP we use one of the industry's leading Gaitscan systems to assess exactly how your foot functions during gait as you walk or run across a pressure plate. This enables the physiotherapist to have a clear picture of your foot biomechanics and determine the effect this is having on your ankles, knees, hips and back. It also helps to determine if you would benefit from wearing custom-made foot orthotics.
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are devices worn in your shoes that provide correction and control to your feet, helping them to function more effectively. Poor foot function and alignment can cause pain in the foot, ankle, hip and back. Prescription orthotics can help relieve your pain by realigning and stabilising the bones in your feet, restoring your natural walking pattern and offloading tissues under strain.
The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics may begin with:
- Localised foot pain
- Achilles tendon problems
- Arch pain
- Heel pain
- Leg pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
To book your FREE 15 minute Footscan call us on 01242 228019.