Gait analysis is a non-invasive diagnostic method for in-depth examination and assessment of the way we walk or run.
This complex analysis is best carried out by qualified podiatrists, who use their training in human biomechanics for making accurate assessments of your movement. You don't need a doctor's referral to see one of our podiatrists at our Podiatry Centres for gait analysis, simply contact us to arrange an appointment.
Our computer gait analysis
At our Melbourne Street podiatry centre we use computer gait analysis to examine, assess and treat conditions affecting your walking or running. Our computerised gait analysis equipment is excellent for detecting biomechanical faults in children's developing feet, athletes and people who may have mobility difficulties in their senior years.
Some typical biomechanical disorders we observe include:
- Excessive pronation
- Over supination
- Ankle instability
- Pelvic tilt
- Poor shock absorption
- Leg length discrepancies
- Unusual walking / running patterns
Gait analysis and sports injury
Our podiatrists have a special interest in sports podiatry and find computer gait analysis a particularly useful tool for assessing running biomechanics. Using a treadmill, digital video and computer we can analyse your running style frame by frame. Biomechanical faults are more easily detected and this greatly assists in detecting any overuse sporting injury.
Some common sports podiatry injuries include:
- Shin splints (lower leg pain)
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle sprain
- Knee pain
- Stress fractures
We can correct your gait cycle
Once our podiatrists have assessed your walking or running pattern, they will then plan corrective treatment to iron out the biomechanical faults.
Treatment may include:
- Custom-made orthotics
- Footwear advice
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Technique and training advice
We use the latest technology
At Podiatry Centres we use the latest gait analysis technology, so enabling the most accurate assessment of your movement. Our computer gait anlaysis system, TRIMMS , has proven to be a valuable dynamic tool that leads to a greater understanding of foot and lower leg problems for both the podiatrist and patient.