23 Mar Gait Analysis
Gait analysis is the systematic study of human motion using the power of observation and the knowledge of clinicians, augmented by instrumentation for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles. Our chiropractors and physiotherapist rely heavily on gait analysis to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting the ability to walk in order to provide them with the best custom-made orthotics. Gait assessment is also commonly used in sports biomechanics to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries. For chiropractors, gait analysis and observation of the feet are crucial prior to ordering a custom-made orthotics. A well-done and precise gait analysis provides the best orthotics and therefore reduces any worsening of the symptoms.