What are the Benefits of a Gait Analysis?

Do you suspect that a problem may exist with the way that you walk or run? Such a concern can lead to other musculoskeletal issues, so it is important to have your gait analysed by our professionals. West Berkshire Injury Clinic provides targeted gait analysis services in order to determine any problems that may be present. However, it is likely that you have additional questions in regards to the ways in which this diagnostic procedure functions. Let us examine what you can expect as well as some of the benefits that can subsequently be experienced.

How is a Gait Analysed?

This type of analysis essentially consists of a therapist who will examine how and individual walks and runs. This can be accomplished through the use of a standard treadmill or within a natural environment. The individual will be digitally recorded so that one of our therapists can subsequently examine any postural problems or imbalances that may be present. This information is then used to implement any changes and if necessary, to create a targeted rehabilitation programme.

A Look at the Advantages of a Gait Analysis

Posture is essentially determined from a “ground-up” perspective. In other words, even seemingly minor problems with one’s gait can create issues that can be magnified in other areas of the body. This is why analysing your gait can help to:

  • Identify the driver (source) of any pain that you may be experiencing.
  • Correct problems with the ankles, knees, hips, and even the shoulders.
  • Provide you with a better sense of balance.

Another important role of gait analysis is to prevent future injuries that may otherwise occur. So, this examination can also be used as a preventative measure as opposed to simply a means of targeting any problems that you may be experiencing at the present.

Working with Our Professionals

This is only one of the many services which we provide to clients throughout Newbury, Hungerford and Great Bedwyn. Are you curious to learn more about this cutting-edge sports therapy technique? Do you have other questions in regards to how the analysis itself functions? It is always best to contact us in order to book an appointment. We will be more than happy to speak with you further about what you can expect. As issues with your gait will not disappear on their own, taking a proactive stance is the best way to ensure a pain-free lifestyle.