You might be surprised at the direct impact your feet can have on the rest of your body.
Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction that alters your posture and movement mechanics.
The impact of poor foot mechanics
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include:
- Localised foot pain;
- Bunions or hammer toes;
- Arch/heel pain;
- Leg/knee pain;
- Hip or back pain – even neck pain.
Custom orthotics have been shown to correct issues with feet mechanics; relieving pain and giving you improved balance, posture and general wellbeing.
GaitScan® feet assessment
Back In Motion’s scientific GaitScan® assessment technology allows your physio to closely analyse your foot mechanics. This is done by measuring timing sequences, mapping foot pressure and providing an in-depth visual report that you can take home.
Using GaitScan®, your Back In Motion physiotherapist can then determine whether faulty foot function is the cause of your discomfort and whether custom orthotics will benefit you. If so, the results of your assessment are used to create custom orthotics moulded and manufactured specifically for your needs.
Why invest in custom orthotics?
Orthotics adjust your foot mechanics to improve the way you move.
Prescription, custom-made orthotics help re-balance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by restoring and enhancing your body's natural movements.