DIGITAL GAIT ANALYSIS

My Sports Podiatrist uses the latest in advanced gait assessment. The RSscan™  Footscan system is an innovative diagnostic tool device that allows Podiatrists to analyze patient biomechanics. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, R/S Scan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.

 

 

What does this mean for you?

 

A new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives your health care provider access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking minor flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.

 

The RSscan™ is a valuable education tool that provides practitioners with a comprehensive biomechanical analysis for each patient as well as clear, concise images to assess and articulate the need for orthotic therapy.

 

Benefits of FootScan digital gait analysis 

Ability to determine any pre-exisiting genetic or hereditary factors in children and adults that
may lead to problems later in life (eg. Leg length differences, hip and pelvic instability and neurological problems) and allow early intervention and treatment to prevent these or secondary problems from developing as a result.

 

• Determining the need for exercise programs and engagement of other health professionals to assist you in areas such as lower back and hip pain.

• Diabetic assessment and pressure analysis assist in determining risks of pressure sores and ulcerations reducing potential amputation.

• Assessing risk of falls and injury.
• Pre and post pregnancy evaluation.

 

We incorporate and provide a complimentary written report and analysis for you to take home. We can also provide or send a copy of the report to your GP or referring health practitioner for their benefit.

 

Functions of the FootScan System 

 

DYNAMIC SCANNING

As you walk across the FootScan plate, the plantar surface of the foot in motion is scanned and the Footscan system records timing sequences during gait and captures the relative pressure for each of ten distinct anatomical landmarks. The result is the detection of imbalances and other indicators of common lower limb pathologies.

 

PRESSURE MAPPING

FootScan provides the ability to view your plantar pressure distribution in both 2D and 3D. The synchronized mode allows for a direct right and left foot comparison and displays the centre of pressure or “gait line” of the foot throughout the gait cycle. Detailed images allow for easy identification of high-pressure areas and existing biomechanical inefficiencies.

 

REPORTING

FootScan provides a ready-to-print dynamic report that can be evaluated by your Podiatrist. These reports can also serve as supporting assessment documentation for purposes of Private Health Insurance claims as well as for collaboration with other health practitioners and 3rd party organisations such as Workcover and TAC.

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