There are many chiropractic services available to clients, and one of them is a Gaitscan. But what exactly is a Gaitscan? In short, it’s an assessment that your chiropractor will use to evaluate your foot and ankle biomechanics. Let’s break down why this assessment is so important and how it can help you.
What Happens During a Gaitscan?
A gaitscan involves the use of pressure plates which are placed under the feet in order to measure the force that your body exerts as it moves through space. This information helps us understand how well your body responds to different types of movements and helps us identify any weaknesses or imbalances that may be present. Depending on the results, we may recommend custom-made orthotics or other treatments designed to correct any issues identified during the scan.
Why It Is Important?
The main purpose of a gaitscan is to analyze how efficiently your feet and ankles move when you walk or run. By understanding this information, we can better adjust any imbalances or weaknesses in your lower limbs which can improve your overall performance. Additionally, by getting an accurate reading of the forces applied during activities such as running or walking, we can also provide more precise recommendations for treatment plans tailored specifically for each individual patient.
How Can It Help You?
A gaitscan can help improve both comfort and performance by identifying areas where adjustments need to be made in order to reduce pain and fatigue while improving overall functionality. Additionally, by understanding how well your feet and ankles are working together as they move through space, we can provide tailored treatments designed to address any underlying issues causing discomfort or impairing mobility. Last but not least, it provides you with valuable insight into how efficiently you are moving through space — something that can be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy such as physical therapy or massage therapy in order to maximize their effectiveness.
A gaitscan is an invaluable tool for assessing foot and ankle biomechanics because it gives our chiropractors insight into how efficiently our clients move through space. By understanding this information, we can create personalized treatment plans designed to reduce pain levels as well as improve overall performance levels for each individual patient who gets assessed using this technique. If you would like more information about what a gaitscan entails, contact us today! We look forward to helping you find relief from lower limb discomfort and improving your overall quality of life!