How We Do Gait Analysis

For many of us the uncertainty of not knowing what’s causing our pain is what prevents us from moving forward. A major part of our job is not only treating pain but identifying it’s underlying cause. If you suffer from unexplained or unsuccessfully treated foot pain, hip pain, knee pain or low back pain the answer could be in your feet.

The gait analysis process involves a brief history and then you will be asked to walk across a plate with 4000 sensors which is attached to a computer.  The plate takes a very detailed moving image of what the feet do during your walking cycle.  The entire gait analysis process takes around 30 minutes.

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Why We Do Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is a tool for those who are interested in long term prevention of pain. Gait analysis is a stepping stone to tailored forms of rehabilitation that target your specific issues. When the root cause of your pain has been uncovered it takes all the guess-work out of treatment and rehabilitation of your lower body pain. 

We believe that all pains have a story to tell, and that there are genuine underlying physical issues behind all stubborn pain, even the stress related kinds. The truth is, stubborn pains are preceded either by a significant injury or by deep and persistent patterns of weakness, misalignment or scar tissue within the body. In other words, you don’t get sore overnight, and you certainly don’t get chronic pain overnight, unless you have had a major injury.

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Who Needs Gait Analysis

Virtually all stubborn pains, and even a significant number of injuries are caused by underlying issues with alignment and movement. This is the reason why regular scans and x rays so often don’t reveal the cause of our pain, they aren’t movement based investigations. We use gait analysis to try and uncover the specific underlying reasons behind certain kinds of pain. The following is a definitive list of complaints that warrant further investigation with gait analysis technology.

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