Orthotics

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Many people have foot problems - heel spurs, plantar fascitis and flat feet to name a few. These problems can lead to other spinal issues such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches. Dr. Duane Smethurst will give you a complimentary gaitscan using the latest technology to assess your feet and foot biomechanics in a static and dynamic scan.

What is a Gaitscan?

Gaitscan is state of the art computer hardware and software program that will help Dr. Duane assess and analyze your feet. The gaitscan records your timing sequences during gait as you walk or run accross the pressure plate. This analysis allows Dr. Duane to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and to determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom made orthotics. This analysis combined with Dr. Duane's experience and knowledge will detect abnormal foot funtion which may be affecting your feet or other parts of your body.

Foot Facts

  • 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • Women have four times as many foot problems as men, mostly due to ill-fitting footwear.
  • More than 75% of people will experience foot troubles in their lifetime.
  • The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day.


In addition to the orthotic supports, there is a wide selection of shoes to choose from including dress shoes, running shoes, cross trainers, sandals, workboots and golf shoes. Your extended health benefit plan may cover the cost of orthotics.