Gaitscan & Orthotics

Gaitscan & Orthotics

Your feet are an intricate system made up of 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments and 38 tendons and muscles. Even the most subtle imbalance in your feet and the way you walk can cause discomfort and if left untreated, may lead to chronic pain. Custom made orthotics can help reduce this pain by rebalancing your feet and restoring your body’s natural movements.

We listen to you!

We understand that each patient has very specific, individual needs and goals, whether it is learning to walk again, returning to work, running a marathon, or anything in between! We also understand that your injury, pain or dysfunction is standing between you and your desired lifestyle and adversely affecting your quality of life. That is the real reason why you are here! Everything we do at Cremorne Physio is aimed at helping you to achieve these goals, restore your quality of life and ultimately… love the way you feel.

What sets us apart?

  • Winner of the Local Business Awards
  • Open early until late weekdays plus open Saturdays
  • On-the-spot health fund claims
  • Personal, one-on-one treatments in private consulting rooms
  • Cutting edge technology such as Gaitscan and PhysiApp
  • The physio of choice trusted by families on the Lower North Shore since 2001

What is Gaitscan?

Gaitscan is a state of the art computerised software which allows our physios to assess your feet and how you walk. When a small problem develops in your feet, even the smallest changes in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking patterns. These changes can put stress on joints and lead to more serious problems. The Gaitscan analysis allows us to identify any abnormalities in your foot function which may be affecting your feet and other parts of your body.

When walking, your foot is in contact with the ground for approximately 0.8 seconds and when running, this decreases to 0.25 seconds. Trying to distinguish any abnormal foot function in a quarter of a second with the naked eye is too difficult for even the most experiences of physio’s. As you walk across the GaitScan plate, it maps your foot pressure and enables your physio to see a clear cut picture of your foot mechanics. They are then able to determine if you would benefit from custom made orthotics.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are devices worn inside your shoes that correct the position of your feet, helping them to function more proficiently. Poor foot function and alignment can lead to many serious problems beyond your feet such as knee pain, hip pain and back pain. Custom made orthotics help to restore normal walking patterns by realigning and stabilising the muscles and bones in your feet, which in turn relives any pain or discomfort you were experiencing. At Cremorne Physio, we custom make orthotics to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and have the advantage of being made from precise imprints of your feet.

Who can benefit from Gaitscan walking assessment and custom made orthotics?

The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics can include any one of the following:

  • Foot pain
  • Bunions, hammer toes
  • Arch/heel pain
  • Leg/knee pain
  • Hip or back pain
  • Neck pain

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