Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is a method of assessing the way a person walks or runs, and understanding any biomechanical abnormalities. It’s used to assess and plan treatment for a limp, sports injuries, injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, and muscular-skeletal disorders. Common symptoms requiring gait analysis include:

  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Metatarsalgia

Gait analysis is also frequently used for athletes who want correct foot and lower limb problems.

The best gait analysis technology available
We use the “F-Scan” Computerized Gait Analysis System – the most accurate and comprehensive pressure-sensing technology available. Using the F-Scan system, we’re able to:

We’re able to identify areas of excessive pressure over the plantar (bottom) of the foot, while actively watching and recording plantar forces as they take place. The F-Scan gait analysis (pressure mapping) system measures the pressures under both feet simultaneously.

The F-Scan consists of sensors which insert into each shoe, and a cuff worn on the ankle. A lead connects each sensor to the computer. The highly-sensitive, paper-thin sensors contain rows and columns of a force-sensing polymer. The analysis software gives dynamic pictures of the pressure distribution through each step.

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