What is Gait Analysis?

 

When we conduct a gait analysis we look at not only your feet but your whole body. Gait Analysis serves to provide a unique, personal movement "map." That "map" reveals the programming of everything happening within your body:

 

1. Kinesthetic Awareness and Habit

2. Individual Levels of Mobility

3. Stability

4. Flexibility

5. Functional Strength

 

The analysis of all these different elements taken together is what creates a complete

picture of a person's gait. In essence, it is far more than just a gait analysis but a true

"movement" analysis.

 

 

What do we look for during Gait Analysis?

 

     • Unusual shoulder and arm motion

     • Abnormal spinal movement

     • Hip flexion and extension

     • Hip moving in or out from normal position

     • Asymmetrical pelvic, torso, and leg rotation

     • Excessive stress to the knees

     • Uncommon pronation or supination of the ankles or feet

 

 

 

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Matt Smelas, PT, OCS, CSCS, DPT, Director of Crest Physical Therapy at the Atlantic Club Red Bank comments that “Having a Gait Analysis allows us to improve your running form, prevent injury and produce results!”

Words from the PT

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