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Gait Scans

Can a gait scan and custom orthotics help me walk better?

Problems with foot articulation can create serious imbalances in the body. From the initial problem area in the foot, joints and tendons start to shift to accommodate a change in gait. This can often cause problems further up the body to the ankle, knee, and beyond to the hips and back. After the pain migrates, it can become a lifelong source of discomfort. At Papa Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we are equipped with gait scan technology and prepared to customize orthotics to help you find your stride. For those searching for a Jupiter chiropractor, a Palm Beach Gardens chiropractor, or a Port St. Lucie chiropractor, we are ready to serve.

What is a gait scan? 

Your gait is basically how you walk when you are going about your day. There are a variety of medically classified gaits as well as common ways to refer to them, such as easy, shuffling, or dragging. 

Gate Scan Technology is a state-of-the-art diagnostic system that assesses how you walk by essentially mapping the process. A variety of sensors and scans spread and ran across a plate are used to determine how your foot is operating throughout a stride and to identify any abnormalities that may be causing you further issues. An abnormality may have existed from birth or be the result of an injury.

How is the gait scan used? 

A gait scan is only the tool used to help generate the plan for custom orthotics to correct your walk. A customized orthotic can enhance mobility and reduce imbalances throughout the body as points of repetitive strain are released. 

Custom orthotics take the form of a completely customized pair of shoes to address your issues or be special inserts for one area of the shoe. These orthotics can correct a variety of issues, including arch and heel pain, bunion pain, and arthritic foot. 

If you have been using over-the-counter shoe inserts for years, but still find your feet and body tiring at the end of the day, a custom solution can help you restore your old stride or develop a new, corrected gait.

Make an appointment today

The staff at Papa Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is ready to guide you through the big step to a lifetime of easy steps. Contact us if you are looking for a Jupiter chiropractor, Palm Beach Gardens chiropractor, or a Port St. Lucie chiropractor with gait scan technology and orthotic expertise.

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Our Regular Schedule

Jupiter: 561-744-7373

Monday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Palm Beach Gardens: 561-630-9598

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm -7:00pm

Tuesday:

2:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00am 2:00pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00am-12:00pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Port St. Lucie: 772-337-1300

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00om

Tuesday:

2:00pm

7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Friday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday:

closed

closed

Sunday:

closed

closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My son was referred for PT due to a sports injury. The Physician and Physical Therapist therapist did an amazing job and after 3 sessions he was completely back to normal with full range of motion and no pain. Thank you guys for doing a great job!"
    Mark Shim, 2022
  • "This is the one and only chiropractor I've ever been to. I've been here 2 times and Papa is amazing. He spotted exactly where my pain was fixed me right up. Great staff and awesome service!"
    Adonis Carrasquillo, 2022
  • "I have been a physical therapy patient since 2012. I first used the office for knee rehabilitation. I have had several knee surgeries since. The latest was a broken hip and collar bone. I commend the staff here as they are friendly and professional!"
    Richard Howard, 2022
  • "All of the staff is professional and friendly. Scott and the rest of the Physical therapists do a fabulous job. They are knowledgeable & optimistic on how they can help you. With their support I’m back to full range of motion which I didn’t think was possible. Great team to work with to get back to living!"
    V. Patterson, 2021
  • "I highly recommend coming here or if you have any adjustments that you need or if you’re in any type of pain he definitely takes his time to evaluate you and your situation the staff is very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!"
    Jodie Alvarez, 2021
  • "I’m status post hip replacement sept 10th. The staff is terrific. Scott really knows his business . At this point in time, no pain, positive range of motion and strength to that extremity all because of the team work that exists at Papa’s"
    Maureen Simone, 2021
  • "Have been taking treatment from the facility in Jupiter since December 2019 after reinjuring a compromised knee. The staff are all very knowledgeable and proficient, and the people including fellow patients are sociable and friendly, adding extra value and fun to the experience. I have made outstanding progress in a speedy recovery, thanks to everyone helping me and personal attention from Dr. Papa and his associates, Dr. West and Physical Therapists Scott, Krystal, and Paige. Highly recommend this Practice. Wish that they were an option when I injured my knee in high school and later at basic boot camp decades ago. Looking forward to surfing, mountain climbing, skydiving, and bungee jumping again. (LoL!)"
    Richard Kluesek, 2021