What is gait analysis? Gait Analysis

The purpose of gait analysis is to assess your walking ability. By using specialist equipment, Active Footcare‘s team of specialists will assess how people walk, and the forces acting on joints during walking.

With the information gathered from the assessment, we are able to offer advice on possible treatment interventions such as surgery, medication, splints and therapy.

We assess children and adults that are experiencing movement issues from a variety of conditions, including –

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Neurological problems
  • Stroke

The patient should be able to walk a distance of 15 metres either independently or with their assistive devices.

What issues can gait analysis identify?

Slow cadence – Taking long strides at too low a frequency
Heel striking – Where the heel lands and whether that could lead to injury
A lack of core strength – Whether a lack of core strength is causing a runner’s hips to drop and forcing the knees and ankles to rotate inwards
A lack of flexibility – Inflexibility in the hamstrings and calves is one of the leading causes of running injuries

Get in touch with any questions

If you have any more questions about gait analysis, please do not hesitate to contact Active Footcare today.