Practitioners use TOG Gaitscan to assess foot function

If not properly controlled flat feet, or hyperpronation can cause a wide variety of chronic health problems.  Finding help to identify and resolve this problem is difficult, especially as it has only recently been linked to a genetic abnormality in the position of two bones in the foot.

As we wake up to the fact that the shape of our feet affects the way we walk, its possible to control improve our health by wearing prescription orthotics (inserts worn in our shoes to correct foot function).

Orthotics in various guises have been around for many years and receive mixed reviews.  Orthotics themselves aren’t the problem, but getting a pair in the right prescription for you most definitely will be a challenge.   A small change can have a big effect, so it’s crucial to get it right.

With their GaitScan system, The Orthotic Group (TOG) are helping healthcare practitioners improve the accuracy of orthotic prescription. The high quality graphics represent the actual patterns of pressure under the feet when standing and walking across the pressure sensitive pad.  In combination with the practitioners own skills and knowledge of assessing foot shapes this is a valuable tool that can help increase the accuracy of prescription orthotics.

Below are the healthcare practices I know of that use the TOG GaitScan system.


ITRM Chiropractic, Doncaster

Total Feet, Nottingham

Central Chiropractic Clinic, Oxford

Bedford Chiropractic Clinic, Bedford

Footmedic Podiatry, Birmingham

Soonius Chiropractic, Coventry and  Kenilworth

Lifestyle Chiropractic, Truro, Cornwall

Sue Ferguson Podiatry, Kent

Surrey Footcare, Croydon

Body4Life Healthcare, London

Physio4Life, Putney


Western Australia

SW Foot and Ankle Centre

New Zealand

Pure Healthcare

The Gait Doctor


Mountain View Chiropractic and Wellness Centre


    • Teresa Jolley says:

      Great question. Of course each individual’s case is unique, and understanding the true cause behind your own problems is crucial (with the help of healthcare professionals). In simple terms though, if orthotics aren’t working, then the prescription is not correct. Orthotics will change the way you walk, just like glasses change how well you can see. But, while it is easy to get our sight checked and corrected, it is not so easy with our feet. It requires a detailed knowledge of biomechanics and an awareness of holistic healthcare practice (what happens or affects one part of the body will impact other parts). Sadly there is no sure-fire way of getting the prescription right first time. That’s why its important to find practitioners who do have a good knowledge and understanding, to help eliminate the uncertainty and risk involved. The best advice I can give is to educate yourself as much as possible about your own health, trust your instincts, and keep an open mind.

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