Prestige Medical Aesthetic Spa - Calgary

(403) 281-5005

240 - 8835 Macleod Trail South

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To schedule a complimentary Custom Orthotics consultation, please call us at: (403) 281-5005 or fill out the form below.

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Custom Orthotics

GaitScan for assessing the biomechanics of your gait

Foot Pain

Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.

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.

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.

Our GaitScan™ System is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing the biomechanics of your gait, particularly how your feet align with the ground when you walk. GaitScan™ has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide us with a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists them with orthotic and/or shoe solutions. Your biomechanical assessment will include static and dynamic weight bearing alignment in the lower extremity, inspection of shoe wear patterns and callus formation on your feet and muscle testing for length, strength and balance.

With Orthotics

Without Orthotics

Conditions GaitScan™ Can Help

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Flat Feet
  • Bunions
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • High Arch
  • Low Back Pain
  • Metatarsal Pain

How Does GaitScan™ Work?

1. Scan your foot

As you walk across the plate, thousand of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure throughout the sole of your over time.

2. Map your foot pressure

From your step, the computer then display on its screen, 2-D and 3-D visual representations of the pressures under your feet.

3. Prints Reports

This information is also summarized in an analysis report that can be printed out for you to see. The report findings will help to evaluate your foot function and determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to faulty foot mechanics.

4. Determines need for Orthotic Therapy

This information will provide us significant information to determine your need for orthotic therapy, and will aid the lab in manufacturing prescription orthotics to support your feet.

With Orthotics

Without Orthotics

GaitScan may reduce pain or discomfort in your neck, lower back and knees along with soreness and fatique if caused by faulty foot function.

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