Gait Analysis

Gait analysis can be used to show anyone how they run, walk and stand. It is commonly used in sports biomechanics to help individuals run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries.

Gait analysis can help identify possible causes of aches and pains in the body such as hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain or Achilles related pain or plantar fascia pain that often occur during or after exercise or even after everyday activities.

Gait analysis is carried out using the latest RS Scan pressure plate and Dartfish video capture technology and consists of two parts;

  • Static Analysis – Examining the weight distribution and symmetry between the fore foot, mid foot and the heel and the comparison between the right and left side.
  • Dynamic Analysis – Examining foot fall in walk and run. In walk the foot is in contact with the ground for approximately 0.8 seconds and when running this is reduced to 0.25 seconds.¬† This makes movement analysis hard to see with just the naked eye. Using pressure plate technology and motion capture software, movement can be slowed down and biomechanics analysed making joint or ligament instability,¬†muscle imbalance or compensated¬†movements clearer to see.

On completion of gait analysis a full report is produced with images and explanations allowing you to see exactly how you move including a breakdown of your static and dynamic movement and running patterns.