Our practice has been providing custom foot orthotics for many years to people of all ages in Cork City. We offer a thorough gait and foot pressure analysis and you can rest assured we will prescribe specific foot orthotic solutions only when necessary to correct foot imbalance and biomechanical abnormalities of the feet. Custom orthotic insoles can restore normal foot function, alleviate pain and help you to stay active.
Gait Scan in Cork
A few steps for a comprehensive evaluation of foot function.
Your foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running. It is impossible to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second! During a Gait Scan, you will be asked to walk or run across a pressure plate containing over 4000 sensors. The system will record your timing sequences as you walk.
We offer a €35 gait scan visit to all new patients.
Your first visit will take approximately 40 minutes.
We would recommend a Gait Scan if:
– You have sore feet on a regular basis
– You have pain in your knees or ankles
– You spend long periods of time standing
– You practice running sport regularly
– Standing, walking, running give you pain
– You have visible foot problems
– One of your legs is shorter than the other
– You have knock-knees or bow legs
– Your shoes wear out unevenly
– Your feet ‘toe-out’ when you walk
The initial Gait Scan will allow us to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom-made foot orthotics. The Gait Scan system records timing sequences during gait and captures the relative pressure for each of ten distinct anatomical landmarks. The result is an extremely accurate detection of imbalances and other indicators of common lower limb and foot conditions.
1. Gait Scan
As you walk across the pressure plate, over 4000 sensors will scan the surface of your feet.
2. Mapping and Analysis
From your step, the computer displays visual representations of the pressure under your foot.
3. Printed Report
The report findings will help to evaluate your foot function and diagnose faulty foot function.
Your custom-made orthotic insoles (if necessary) will be manufactured and ready to collect in 2-3 weeks!
Book a Gait Scan Appointment
Simply submit the contact form below or give us a phone call – 021-4295800 – to request your Gait Scan at the Douglas Chiropractic & Physio Clinic on Douglas Road. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer!
Come Visit Us
The Douglas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic is an architect-designed, custom-built facility including 6 treatment rooms and a Pilates studio. You’ll find us at Endsleigh Lodge, just next to the bus stop opposite the Maxol petrol station on Douglas Road. We can be easily reached by car or bus from Douglas and Cork City. Private parking space is available just in front of the clinic!
High-quality orthotics designed specifically for your feet.
Custom orthotics are medical appliances that are custom-made to correct your specific foot imbalance by exerting gentle, consistent pressure to provide adequate support and bring muscles and bones back into proper alignment. They will fit neatly and comfortably into your shoes and are made from flexible moulded thermoplastic. With daily use, they will also help to relieve painful symptoms on a long-term basis. After discussing your Gait Scan report and if you are happy with it, we can order high-quality custom orthotics for you. They’ll be ready to collect in 2 to 3 weeks.
Custom-made orthotics reduce pain and discomfort caused by specific foot problems. They typically work best with bio-mechanical and structural problems. Below are the most common foot conditions that can be corrected through the daily use of orthotic insoles.