How are my feet assessed? Our GaitScan™ System is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing your patient’s biomechanics. GaitScan™ has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide you with a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists in determining proper orthotic and/or shoe solutions.
TOG GaitScan™ is the most technologically advanced gait analysis system available and it has been designed to move you to the forefront of orthotic therapy and patient education.
Orthotics can often be prescribed by your chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being from a biomechanical standpoint.
It’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!
In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes. Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes. Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.
Remember if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints, the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.
Here are a few examples of many patients that have benefited from The Orthotic Group products:
After wearing Birkenstock sandals most of my adult life, I was surprised at how comfortable my custom orthotics and TOG sandals were. After an initial period of adjustment, I had no leg ache when wearing my orthotics.
— N.Camps, Ontario
These orthotics have been an invaluable performance tool for me. As an athlete with plantar fascitis I have been searching for insoles to relieve the pain and stress on my arches. These orthotics have done just that. Each pair is custom designed for your own desired comfort and support. Since I have been using them I have been able to move around the court pain free allowing me to focus on improving my game.
— Tayyiba Haneef, USA Women’s National Volleyball Team
After a few years in practice, and doing many pairs of orthotics, I performed a gait analysis on my Dad one holiday when I was home and cast him for a pair of orthotics. I sent them to him after they arrived and forgot all about it. A couple of weeks later I got a call from him at my office. This was the first time (and so far only time) he had called me at work, so I was a bit concerned that there was an emergency at home when I returned his call. My Dad had called to thank me for the orthotics because they made his feet and his back feel so much better. Then he spent five minutes letting me know that I should have let him know years before that orthotics would help him.
— Dr. Kevin Mahoney
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