Your foot is in contact with the ground for about a second when walking and about a quarter of a second when running. Imagine trying to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye in a quater of a second – this is too difficult for even the most experienced practitioner.

Our zebris FDM-T system records your timing sequences during normal gait as you walk or run on a treadmill. This enables us to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and help us to detemine if wearing custom made foot orthotics can benefit you. How does it work?

  1. Foot Scan: As you stand and then walk on the treadmill, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time.

  2. Map Foot Pressure: From your step, the computer displays 2D and 3D visual representations of where there is too much or too little pressure pressure under your foot, allowing us to identify any asymmetries.

  3. Analysis Report: The information is then summarised in a report that can be shared with you. The report findings help us evaluate your foot function and determine the cause of pain that you are experiencing.

Pronation is a complex tri-planar movement that centres around the subtalar foot joint. It is estimated by measuring the rearfoot angle during ground contact when running and/or walking. It is important because it has been labeled as a potential indicator for injuries while running. It is a natural movement and an effective means of shock absorption at footstrike.

Orthoses have different benefits depending on the desired outcome and the type of orthoses prescribed individually. The benefits that can be achieved through orthoses provision can significantly reduce foot pain, prevent injury and improve your gait cycle. Children’s feet are different to that of adults. When they are young, their bones are still very soft and therefore more easily affected by abnormal pressure and forces. It is important to nurture our children’s feet as most of the issues we see in adults have stemmed from issues during childhood.

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