Gait Analysis is the application of technology in assessing movement.
This enables us to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for our patients so that you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Why use Gait Analysis?
Being able to move efficiently is important when it comes to avoiding injuries. Having joints that are capable of providing ample movement and muscles that can produce sufficient force is vital when it comes to generating an efficient gait cycle. Stiff joints or weak muscles can limit our range of motion and the body finds ways of compensating for this which is what leads to biomechanical abnormalities.
Everyone walks in different ways and Gait Analysis allows us to find your own unique way of walking. It is used to assess, plan and treat individuals who may be suffering with conditions which are affecting their ability to walk naturally.
It is also commonly used in sports biomechanics in order to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems amongst those with injuries.
There are different types of Gait Analysis and each is chosen to suit your individual needs which is what we will identify during your appointment.
For more information about Gait Analysis or Feet First Orthotics, please feel free to contact me and we will be more than happy to help.