WHAT ARE ORTHOTICS?
Orthotics are devices worn in your
shoes that provide correction to your feet, helping them to function more
efficiently. Poor foot function and alignment may be the cause of various pains
such as foot pain, hip pain, knee pain and back pain.
Prescription orthotics may help
relieve your pain be realigning and stabilizing the bones in your feet, restoring
your natural walking pattern.
GAITSCAN & CLINICAL EVALUATION
Your foot is in contact with the
ground for about 0.8 of a second when running. Capturing aberrant gait
mechanics at this speed can be difficult with the naked eye. The GaitScan
system records your timing sequences during gait as you walk or run across the
This technology allows the
prescribing practitioner to evaluate the patient’s gait mechanics by recording
foot pressure in a dynamic environment. A pressure plate records and stores
pressure information 150 times per second acting like a slow motion camera for
the feet. This information is instantly analyzed by state of the art hardware
and software providing valuable information used to identify abnormal foot
function, balance and sway.
We combine the GaitScan results with
clinical findings from a health history and physical examination to determine
if orthotics will help with your condition.
Custom orthotics are designed and
ordered specifically for your foot. To ensure we build the most effective
device it is necessary to take a non-weight bearing, 3D cast of your foot. At
Bayside we use impression foam to capture the shape of your feet. The doctor
will place your foot in a foam box and apply gentle pressure until an
acceptable impression is achieved.