Lindsey Ebbs Podiatry - Podiatry Insights

Podosmart Wi-Fi Digitsoles

What are they?

The insoles are a clever innovative piece of equipment that can quantify the movement of the body with different mobility disorders such as neurological, orthopaedic, age related or sporting injuries

They are inserted into a pair of shoes for approximately 10 minutes whilst the patient goes for a walk or run. After the activity the data from the insoles is transferred into the podo station via Bluetooth technology, the complex algorithms are translated into clinical data that can be used to measure any abnormalities in the body when walking or running.

By capturing data on both feet at every step, either at the clinic or outside, the insoles provide a detailed view of the moving body. Gait analysis is an important factor in diagnosing gait dysfunctions and abnormalities in the gait pattern or if the patient is compensating for an injury.

Why do we use the Podosmart® insoles in clinic?

This technology is only part of the data collecting we do in a biomechanical assessment, the information from these devices informs us of what the body is doing when its moving, either walking or running, `kinematics is the study of motion as a whole`, this can be achieved really well by the Digitsoles.

Video gait analysis and pressure gait analysis, alongside information from the digitsole analysis completes the investigations needed for a full biomechanical assessment which can lead onto prescription orthoses and or an exercise program to rehabilitate the problem that the patient has.

Who would benefit from this treatment?

Anyone who is struggling with an injury or in pain, either walking or participating in an activity or simply recognising they are walking a “bit funny”

By booking an initial MSK appointment, it can be decided if a full biomechanical assessment is required?

The Foothub Whitby
3, Byland Road
Whitby
YO21 1JH

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