Posted by Colette O'Flynn on October 25 2010 @ 14:00
Do you suffer from foot, ankle or knee pain?
Are you finding it increasingly difficult to run, jump or even walk like you used to?
Well, worry no more, because PhysioNow may have the answer to your problems.
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PhysioNow is delighted to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with TOG Gaitscan, the international foot specialists. All PhysioNow clinics will be offering the incredible GaitScan™ system, a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing how you walk, run and turn.
Thousands of sensors, scanning at 300 times a second, produce an incredibly detailed electronic "picture" of your walking style. Our trained physiotherapists can use that information to help retrain your stride, or advise on custom orthotics.
Remember - if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints... the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes. Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.
It's important to understand how your feet directly impact on the rest of your body. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime - or more than four times the circumference of the globe! That's a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!
In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.
Women have four times as many foot problems as men because of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.
Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health. PhysioNow's TOG Orthotics are custom made from unique memory flex plastics to meet your individual footcare needs. Each individual TOGS Insole is prescribed from an in-depth biomechanical analysis using our TOG GaitScan™ System. So if you suffer from back pain, knee pain, or foot pain, TOG Orthotics can help.
The TOG GaitScan™System assesses your need for prescription custom made insoles in the same way that an optician would prescribe a pair of glasses for the individual wearer.
PhysioNow's orthotics have a lifespan of 7-10 years, and much of the cost of assessment and fitting can be claimed against VHI and other health insurance schemes.
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