On average, each one of us will take between 8,000 and 10,000 steps per day.
Millions are born with a slight misalignment of one of two bones in the feet, yet too many of us are still unaware that this is the most likely underlying cause for our poor posture, bunions, recurring injuries, tired achy legs, osteoarthritis, back pain, or the daily grind of living with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Advanced technology allows the footscan® plates to measure pressure and force distribution accurately at High speed and High resolution. Barefoot pressure measurements for both feet are taken
The resultant data will allow the orthotics to be manufactured and made available to the patient in the quickest time possible.
What is an Orthotic Insole ?
Orthotic insoles are an orthopaedic device placed in the individuals shoes or trainers designed to treat foot function problems by improving the foot movement. They are suitable for everyone, from elite athletics to the long term ill because they are prescribed for the individual. Orthotics correct the foot problems which can lead to foot, shin, hip and back pain, therefore making standing, walking or running more covmfortable, efficient and pain free. They alter slightly but persistently the angles at which the foot interacts with the ground, relieving problems occurring further up the body.
What are the benefits of a Gait Assessment & Custom Orthotics for the Arthritic Patient?
A GaitScan allows the practitioner to assess the loading pattern of the foot during normal walking in order to establish which parts of the foot are overloading and ultimately at risk of becoming painful, or to look at how the foot has adapted to arthritis change and therefore how this may affect the lower limb. The scan can show the speed of loading and the stability of the foot during loading and from this it can help as a diagnostic aid, it can provide a baseline reading from which to base further consultations and map the result of the illness, and also help with the prescription of orthoses in order to help reduce stress through the foot. Orthoses have been shown to help reduce the speed of loading through the rearfoot and control the arch or the foot. Early screening is advisable to detect the condition in order to reduce level of deformity and increase comfort.
Orthotics can be prescribed using either
Ready to Wear devices – are ready straight off the shelf or bespoke orthotics made using either CADCAM milling or vacuum forming dependant on material. rightstride® orthotics have been in a clinical trial commissioned by the MoD. The conclusion was that D3D based orthotics reduce injury by a stunning 78% for further information visit www.rightstride.com