The human foot can cope from everything from walking to running to jumping and dancing when left to its own devices but what happens when things go wrong.
Everyone is different, the human body moves in a truly unique sequence of events. Gait analysis is a way in which we can study and quantify movements during such events as walking or running.
Performing gait analysis and functional movement assessments on individuals allows us to understand your patterns of movements and overall function.
Finding the root causesof your pain by looking at how you are engineered….
Faulty structural and/or functional biomechanics often a component in musculo-skeletal pain in the foot, ankle, heel and lower leg.
Assessing how and when each joint is moving, how muscles are functioning and how these movements are controlled gives us insight into to whether these are playing a role in the pain or injuries you are experiencing.
What does a typical gait/movement assessment include?
Analysis of walking (gait) pattern
Biomechanical Assessment (Foot, Ankle, Knee, Hip structural and functional analysis)
In-depth Foot & Ankle analysis
Functional exercises to assess quality and control of various movement patterns
Analysis of running (gait) pattern if necessary
Evidenced-based interpretation of findings and potential links to injury, written report if necessary
Comprehensive treatment plan formulated with findings
We use motion analysis to assist us in diagnosing injury related to walking, running and sports. We also use this routinely on runners and athletes to help provide solutions to maximise their performance.
This assessment is routinely performed in consultations when necessary by our podiatrists who have extended scope of skills in this area.