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.
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.
Who Needs Gait Analysis
It is not always easy knowing where you should go to ask for help if you have a specific complaint. Obviously, not all practitioners are interested in all complaints. We pride ourselves on being transparent about the specific pain complaints that he have a strong track record of success with. There are a significant number of pain conditions that we can help you to manage, this is because we use a wide range of tools and approaches.