Video Gait Analysis
What is video gait analysis?
We use this advanced form of motion analysis to assists us in diagnosing complex motion related issues of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back.
How does video gait analysis work?
There are three basic stages to the human gait cycle, and it is impossible view the detail of this intricate motion with the naked eye. With computerised video gait analysis, we are able to break each second of the gait cycle into tiny segments (frames), allowing detailed assessment of the patient’s foot position and overall posture.
Our software allows us to further manipulate the images obtained to calculate the motion of body planes (kinematic angulations) of the leg, ankle and foot and then print them for you to take home. In addition, all video and still-frame images are saved for reference and review purposes, allowing comparison with different shoes, or changes over time or post-operatively. We can also help you with rehabilitation following injury or surgery.
How can video gait analysis help?
Video gait analysis is particularly useful in helping to diagnose conditions associated with running or sport, as well as painful foot and leg conditions of an ‘overuse’ nature. This assessment is routinely performed by our specially trained podiatrists during the consultation.