Gait Scan Technology is a state of the art diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. This state of the art technology eliminates any human error that is typical during traditional orthotic fittings. Rather than using dated plaster of Paris castings as the mould for orthotic design, Gait Scan Technology designs an orthotic using digital data gathered during a dynamic assessment of the patient’s foot biomechanics.
This is an important distinction between Gait Scan Technology and other digital orthotic design technologies. Other technologies typically have the patient standing stationary on a footplate whilst a digital scan of their feet is taken. The orthotic is designed based on how one stands during static posture. By comparison, Gait Scan technology has the patient walk or run across a gait plate analysing the biomechanics of the feet whilst in motion. The design of the orthotic is thus better tailored to the movements of the feet most likely during a patient’s chosen activity.
If I had the time I’d be doing perhaps three other degrees. Using Gait Scan has fast tracked me to becoming as good as any podiatrist in assessing foot biomechanics and orthotic design. This equipment eliminates any human error. Patients see and understand their foot faults and how they can be corrected right before their very eyes. Gait Scan is a no brainer for elite sports people and those suffering foot and back pain. — Tom