Gait Analysis

Gait analysis

Gait analysis examines how a person is walking or running.  It may be necessary to look carefully at a person’s gait when they are experiencing certain symptoms in their feet, knees, hips or lower back.  Abnormalities in gait can produce a number of problems that prevent the person from functioning normally.  To diagnose the condition and therefore implement a suitable management plan, a thorough history is taken and examination is performed.  This includes:

  • A full medical and social history
  • Details on levels of activity
  • Examination of joints in the lower limb, both sitting and standing
  • Observation of joints, muscles and tendons during walking and running
  • A diagnosis and explanation of the problem
  • Plan to treat the problem, for example orthoses

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