Video gait analysis is an advanced form of movement analysis that assists us in diagnosing complex motion-related pathologies of the foot, ankle, knee hip and lower back.
There are three basic stages to the human gait cycle, and it is impossible to examine and review 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 our podiatrists to conduct a detailed assessment of the foot position, foot and leg function, and overall posture.
The world-class, integrated software we use here at My FootDr allows us to further manipulate the images obtained to calculate kinematic angulations (motion of body planes) of the leg, ankle and foot. We’ll explain to you exactly what we’re seeing on video and how that may be contributing to any pains or problems you’re experiencing, and then print them for you to take home.
In addition, all video and still-frame images are saved to our advanced multimedia server for reference and review in the future, allowing instantaneous comparison with different shoes, changes over time, or differences post-operation, as helping you with rehabilitation following injury or surgery is a big part of what we do here at My FootDr.
Video gait analysis is particularly useful in helping to diagnose conditions associated with running or sport, as well as painful foot and leg conditions that are termed ‘overuse’ in nature. This assessment is routinely performed by our specially trained podiatrists during biomechanical assessments.