Podiatric Gait Analysis Manchester:
Studying the way you walk or run!
Our analysis begins with a detailed history take. This will include your medical, surgical, occupational and social history so that your practitioner has a complete picture of your background. If you are an athlete the practitioner will need to know the content of your normal training programme.
A hands on assessment will follow to see what range, quality and direction of motion is available at all of the joints from the hip to the toes. There may be some special tests for flexibility, stability or some neurological tests depending upon your injury or history.
The gait analysis will be carried out in our gait lab, which is equipped with an orthopaedic treadmill for kinematic (video based) assessment used specialised motion analysis software. Force plates will be used to measure maximum forces and centre of pressure under each foot during walking. We use a very reliable force plate with a high level of resolution for measuring the movement and magnitude of force.
At this point the practitioner will explain all of the assessments to you and of their relevance to your injury. You will be shown your gait analysis recordings, and the details of movements and forces explained to you as you see them.
Why us? 1000’s of people have chosen our ProGait Lab!