Video Gait Analysis
We use this advanced form of motion analysis to assist us in diagnosing complex motion-related pathology of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, and lower back.
There are three basic stages to the human gait cycle - heel strike, mid-stance, and toe-off - and it is impossible view the detail of this intricate motion with the naked eye. With computerised video gait analysis, we are able to break each second of the gait cycle into tiny segments (frames), allowing detailed assessment of the patient’s foot position and overall posture.
Our integrated software allows us to further manipulate the images obtained to calculate kinematic angulations (motion of body planes) of the leg, ankle and foot and then print them for you to take home. In additional, all video and still-frame images are saved to our advanced multimedia server for reference and review purposes, allowing instantaneous comparison with different shoes, or changes over time or post-operatively. We can also help you with rehabilitation following injury or surgery.
Video gait analysis is particularly useful in helping to diagnose conditions associated with running or sport, as well as painful foot and leg conditions that are termed ‘overuse’ in nature. This assessment is routinely performed by our specially trained podiatrists during this form of consultation.