The human foot combines mechanical complexity and structural strength. The foot serves as the foundation, shock absorber, and propulsive engine to the human body. The human foot can sustain enormous pressure providing both flexibility and rigidity during the gait cycle. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.
These components work together to provide support, balance, and mobility. The structural flaw or malfunction in any one part can result in the development of problems both in the foot as well as the rest of the superstructure (knees, hips, back, shoulders, and neck).
Our stores have a state of the art gait analysis, which is a dynamic tool giving you real time information during the gait cycle, unlike pressure mats where you stand still. This allows you to see pressure changes throughout the gait cycle as weight transfers from heel strike to toe off. Providing information not only about areas of excessive pressure and poor function but also see real changes. This is invaluable not only for the serious athlete, but also the average person looking to see concrete evidence of biomechanical changes. This is also important for the diabetic and rheumatoid person to evaluate pressure relief and redistribution.