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Are your feet the source of your joint pain?
Understanding human biomechanics is the essential to successfully treating musculoskeletal injuries. Abnormal foot structure and/or function is often the source of overuse musculoskeletal injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, sciatica, low back pain and scoliosis.

At Pure Healthcare in Albany we use GaitScan™ technology to analyse the foot as it is moving, or “Gait Analysis”. We get amazing results with many joint and muscle injuries using GaitScan™, custom orthotics and Chiropractic care . If you struggle with foot, ankle, knee, hip or back pain that improves, only to return again, then an exam using GaitScan™ may be the answer. With GaitScan™, 4096 pressure plate sensors, operating at 300Hz (yes 300 scans per second!), produce over 1 million data points, which are analysed to detail the pressure exerted through your foot. This allows us to determine if abnormal foot mechanics are contributing to your injury. Furthermore, it helps us to determine if custom orthotics would help your specific problems.

Orthotics are devices worn inside your shoes to balance foot position and help your foot function better. However orthotics are not all made the same. The quality of foot orthotics is dependent on the materials used in the making of the devices, and the precision of the prescription of the correction. We conduct a thorough orthopaedic, neurologic, Chiropractic, and biomechanical examination of your entire kinetic chain to identify functional weaknesses in your musculoskeletal system, and to determine if you are a good candidate for orthotic therapy. If so, using the data from your GaitScan™, custom orthotics made uniquely for each of your feet. Furthermore, rather than being made of foam (which simply absorbs shock), or hard rigid plastic (which can limit the normal motion of the foot joints), our orthotics are made of a thermoplast plastic that support and facilitates normal foot motion, and has 100% memory, thereby stimulating the macanoreceptors and proprioceptors in your foot to optimise function. Even the most chronic of injuries, can be helped with this approach. If this makes sense to you, give us a call to schedule a biomechanics exam and GaitScan™ analysis! Mention this article to receive a 50% discount on this initial exam.

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