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REVIEW APPOINTMENT PRICE:     £50.00         

     PREFABRICATED INSOLES/ORTHOTICS:     £55.00                



Gait analysis is the assessment of the way a person walks.





Foot Stops’ Gait Analysis and Injury Clinic boasts a private consultation room, and a spacious examination room equipped with a treadmill and specialist pressure plate equipment to identify, treat and provide rehabilitation for all lower limb complaints.

What is Gait Analysis?

Gait analysis is the assessment of the way a person walks. This can be done with video analysis, pressure plate analysis and through observation and interpretation by our highly skilled podiatrist.


Why is Gait Analysis Important?

When a small problem develops in your feet, subtle changes in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These adjustments can put stress on joints higher up your body, and lead to more serious problems.

Orthotics (supportive shoe inserts/insoles) alongside exercise can minimise these abnormal movements and associated stresses, which in turn can reduce pain, prevent injury, and increase movement efficiency.


Pressure Plate Analysis

Using innovative technology, pressure plate analysis can identify abnormal foot pressures and movements during the footstep that are not visible to the eye. Traditionally a podiatrist would visually assess your foots’ standing posture and see you walking on a treadmill to guide their treatment plan. This is a very objective assessment which is difficult to accurately repeat. 

The pressure plate used at The Footstop has over 4000 sensors which produce an accurate digital image of the movements underneath your foot and highlights the high-pressure areas that may be a concern. The podiatrist is then able to slow down the video to identify subtle asymmetries between the left and right foot.

This dynamic data can then be translated by the foot-scans’ intuitive technology to create an accurate and advanced 3D printed orthotic manufactured by Europe’s largest 3D printing company; Phits.

Many of the UK’s elite runners such as Sir Mo Farah, Lynsey Sharp and Eilish McColgan regularly use this cutting edge footscan® technology to provide accurate, objective information about their running and footwear. Eilish emphasises the importance of this footscan® data, promoting the ethos “if you’re not testing, you’re just guessing!”

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