Gait Analysis appointments from £270
Meet our Podiatrist for Gait Analysis
Innovative pressure measurement technology provides unique insight on foot function and gait, helping you determine the root cause of problems in the lower extremities.
Gait analysis is a method for identifying biomechanical abnormalities in the gaitcycle – in other words it’s a way of assessing the way in which you walk and run, producing a precise analysis of how your body is moving. As gait issues can be indicative of underlying health problems, identifying and addressing abnormalities and asymmetries is of the utmost importance.
• Identify and correct pathomechanical dysfunctions
- Assess and improve athletic performance and design new footware products
- Measure change after treatment
- Ensure effective offloading to reduce plantar ulceration risk
Gait refers to the manner in which you walk, including the speed, cadence, and stride. Gait abnormalities are typically associated with a physical disease, condition, or deformity. Arthritis is among the conditions that can cause an abnormal gait.
The major focus of gait analysis is to measure the degree of pronation. Pronation is the natural inward roll of the foot as the outside part of the heel strikes the ground. This roll acts as a shock absorber for the leg and body, optimally distributing the force of the impact of the heel hitting the ground.