Step into Pain Relief

Do you suffer from..........

  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle pain, tension or spasm
  • Lower leg pain
  • Pain and grinding in the knee
  • Foot arch pain
  • Bunions or other foot pain
  • Symtoms that are worse with standing, walking, or running
  • Symtoms that are not responding to rest and stretching

‚ÄčThe solution to these problems could be contained in your feet! Much like the foundation of a building, your feet support the weight of your body, and, on average, perform 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day, adding up to an approximate distance of 185,000 km over the course of a lifetime. Each of these steps has an impact on your lower back, knees, and the rest of your weight-bearing joints. Should any abnormailities develop in your feet, subsequent changes in the way you walk may cause a chain reaction of mis-alignment in these structures, adversely affecting your posture and movement, and potentially creating more severe problems. 

GaitScan™is a software technology that assesses and analyses your feet and overall posture. Using thousands of tiny sensors, GaitScan™ captures the distribution of pressure under your foot as you walk or run across it's pressure plate. Mapping this pressure, 2D and 3D images are produced by the software which illustrate your foot function. This analysis, combined with your physical therapist's experience and knowledge, helps to determine if the pain you are experiencing is related to abnormal foot function and whether you would benefit from wearing custom-made orthotics. Orthotics are similar to insoles, but are designed from precise imprints of your feet in order to correct specific foot imbalance. By prescribed use, they help reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into correct alignment. Suitable for most footwear types, orthotics can be moved from shoe to shoe, ensuring protection during work, leisure and sport.     

Billy Byrne, Neuromuscular Physical Therapist, provides professional gait analysis services using GaitScan™ through our healthpro Physical Therapy Clinic. To book an appointment with Billy for this service, or indeed for his expertise in the management and treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction, please call +35386 4119222 or email info@healthpro.ie 

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Published on 19 June 2014 | Back to June Articles