Computerised Walking Analysis (Gait
At FootWise Podiatry Centre we are equipped
with the latest technology to make a more accurate clinical
assessment of your gait (the way you walk) and hence
of your podiatric needs.
For this we use a computerised system.
The patient stands on or walks over a special mat which
determines the relative pressure of each foot onto the
mat. A colourised picture of the foot then appears on
the computer screen with different colours reflecting
different pressure readings.
From this, our podiatrist is able to see
and show you clearly whether you are flat footed, whether
you have an abductory twist (small side kick of the
heel when walking) or whether you have one leg shorter.
The visual analysis of your gait (walking
pattern) and a comprehensive computer-generated report
will tell the podiatrist if your weight distribution
when walking and standing is within the norms, if when
walking your heel lifts off too early or too late and
if the pressure is spread evenly through the ball of
This test and report system helps him
assess if corrections are necessary in the form of orthotics
(or insoles) to be worn in the shoes.