Published: 2011-06-01 11:04:40
Author: Dr. Marshall Lukoff
QUINCY, MA - Dr. Marshall Lukoff, podiatrist in Quincy, offers patients computer gait analysis to aide in treatment of many foot and ankle conditions. Computer gait analysis is used to provide information about how people walk and run, allowing Dr. Lukoff to successfully provide treatment and bring relief to a patient's foot pain.
The mechanics of the foot and ankle and their effects on the lower extremity and body as a whole are very intricate. Due to the complexities, it is sometimes difficult to have a precise and accurate measurement of these mechanics, as well as a means by which to communicate, explain, or visually demonstrate to a patient what is occurring during the gait cycle. The gait scan is a noninvasive method in which a computerized pressure mat is used to record pressures on the bottom of the foot as a patient walks over the mat.
"Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body and when they hurt it is often hard to complete daily activities. Utilizing the computer gait analysis, I am able to successfully identify the pressure areas in which pain is triggered. This allows me to successfully diagnose many faults in foot function and to provide the right treatment for these faults with the gait scan," said Dr. Marshall Lukoff, podiatrist in Quincy, MA.
Pressure distribution is directly related to the overall posture and stability of the foot. The data provided by the gait scan is analyzed by Dr. Marshall Lukoff to precisely determine abnormalities and to develop an appropriate treatment regimen for the patient, which often includes Quincy orthotics. Computer gait analysis is used to discover abnormal movements, which can produce high levels of stress in joints and muscles resulting in injury. Orthotics are able to minimize these abnormal movements and stresses to relieve the pain and improve foot function.
The gait analysis system can help to diagnose many faults in foot function, which can lead to problems in the lower back, hip and through the leg. Once a problem area has been identified, the data from the gait scanning systems can be applied in many versatile ways from helping a patient recover from an injury to helping maintain performance at peak levels for an athlete or to advise them of where they can improve their gait efficiency.
Patients who are looking for quality foot and ankle health care turn to Foot Care Specialists, PC for the best in quality care available. Whether patients are searching for treatment of their heel pain in Dedham or searching for orthotics to relieve pain, the use of computer gait analysis is further proof of Dr. Lukoff's commitment to providing the best possible care for patients.
About Foot Care Specialists, PC: From 1980 to the present, Dr. Marshall Lukoff has held his private practice in Quincy and Dedham, Massachusetts specializing in podiatric orthopedics and podiatric surgery. Dr. Lukoff received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Foot Surgery at Central Hospital in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Dr. Marshall Lukoff
500 Congress St. Suite 1D
Quincy, MA 02169