Orthotics & Foot Scan
Often, problems with your feet will present themselves as referred symptoms in your back, knees and neck. Remember the story/song "the foot bone's connected to the knee bone..."
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 changes in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems such as:
- Foot pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
The results can also be transmitted to the Orthotic Group Laboratory in Canada; It's a bit like getting a pair of prescription glasses...but for your feet!
What Does the Gait Scan Tell You?
The Gait Scan will measure the pressure of your foot using a pressure matt. This information is then sent to a computer where analysis is performed to identify areas of abnormal pressure and your foot's loading patterns