Gait & Running
If you have pain with walking or running, there are likely to be contributing factors from the way that you move and load the joints and tissues in your body which can be assessed and adapted to provide relief and minimise injury risk.
Gait and running analysis with RS Footscan
Ultimately running is a skill and therefore can be assessed and coached to optimise your performance. At tops:health, we specialise in advanced clinical gait and movement analysis using the latest Footscan technology. Footscan has been utilised in more than 3,000 scientific studies and is trusted by state-of-the-art movement labs and elite sports teams worldwide, from Team GB to Manchester City FC. RS Footscan provides an accurate 2D and 3D analysis of static, balance and dynamic measurements with the highest recording speed available on the market, providing a highly sensitive and more reliable gait and postural analysis.
Common conditions that a gait analysis may be appropriate for include plantar fascitis, achilles tendinopathy, shin splints, heel pain, knee pain, back pain or morton’s neuroma.
Five reasons we use Footscan Technology
Footscan is the first and only gait analysis technology to be ‘Professionally Approved’ by the Royal College of Podiatry, meaning that it meets the highest clinical standards.
Footscan quantifies what the eye cannot see, allowing us to take your gait analysis and orthotic prescriptions to the next level with accurate, objective data.
The high scanning frequency and sensor resolution of Footscan ensures accuracy in our data acquisition and repeatability.
Wide range of analysis tools
Enhanced 2D and 3D visualisations enable us to clearly communicate your movement data and directly compare it against other scans.
Our research and development team are continually enhancing the software based on the latest clinical publications and professional recommendations.
Following the consultation and Footscan, custom orthotics, called Phits 3D, can be recommended to improve your foot posture during gait, offloading certain joints and muscles to reduce pain and injury risk.
You wear orthotics whilst you move, so why not design them based on how you move? The cutting-edge Footscan technology and analysis software is built on decades of scientific research. The unique dynamic movement data provided by the Footscan will determine what’s happening beneath your foot and can generate your Phits 3D printed orthotic design. Phits technology is proven to be the most accurate, bespoke device available today with 0.1mm of accuracy and over 8 million corrective measurement combinations. The stages include measurement, analysis, design, print and fitting.
The orthotics are manufactured by Materialise, the largest 3D print company in Europe in Belgium, and the finished product is sent to the clinic within 2-3 weeks. The orthotic shells have a 2 year warranty and there are a range of top cover options to choose from, including 3 styles of D3O; the leading impact protection material.
Why choose our award-winning Phits 3D printed orthotics?
Data-driven prescriptive design
Traditional orthotics are typically designed using your static foot shape, whereas Phits are the world’s first 3D printed orthotics which are specifically designed based on your dynamic gait analysis using Footscan.
Phits are accurate to the nearest 0.1mm with no room for error in the manufacturing process, providing tailored support and cushioning where you need it most. This ensures exact replicas can be produced if you require a second pair.
Backed by research
Through research and collaboration with leading Universities, our team continuously improves our algorithms. Our commitment to innovation, led by science, sets our state-of-the-art technology and software apart.
Minimal bulk and lightweight
Phits are less than half the weight of traditional orthotics whilst offering extreme durability and comfort, whether you are walking, running or playing sport.
Regardless of your age or activity level, Phits offers specific designs to cater for your footwear; such as walking, running, football, golf, cycling, skiing and workwear.
Phits for all
Whether you are an elite athlete, recreational walker or factory worker on your feet, Phits will help your feet to adopt the correct foot motion, improve your movement efficiency and minimise your risk of injury.
As Paula Radcliffe states, “My Phits simply don’t wear out.” Not only are the devices robust, they are 3D-printed via selective laser sintering (SLS) using Bluesint PA12, which is created from 100% recycled powder. This process removes the waste associated with traditional orthotic manufacturing.
The choice of champions
Phits are the #1 orthotic choice of multiple British and World Champion athletes; from World Record breaking legends such as Paula Radcliffe, to current champions such as Charlotte Purdue to keep them moving pain free.
The gait and running consultation costs £120 and the customised orthotic package starts at £295.
- Do Phits fit into every shoe? Phits orthotics fit into the majority of shoe types, including specifically adapted designs for football, running, cycling, golf and skiing for optimal functionality. There are also options for narrower day to day footwear and even tailored safety insoles for workers boots.
- Can Phits be customised? Yes! All Phits insoles can be customised with a 3D print engraved name on the rear of the heel cup for that added touch of personalisation.
- What about maintenance? Phits are very easy to maintain as they do not absorb moisture. Therefore, they can be easily cleaned. Concerned that the top cover is wearing down? No problem, all top covers can be refurbished here in our UK lab.