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.