Gait Analysis Liverpool Street: Thorough Assessments at London Liverpool Clinic
A gait analysis is a method for identifying biomechanical abnormalities in the gait cycle, or in other words, it’s a tool used to assess the way in which you walk and run. Through this procedure, osteopaths can identify any overactive or underactive muscles in the feet, which could lead to potential injuries and inefficiencies in the future.
At London Osteopathy Clinic, our specialists carry out observational and kinetic gait analysis for professional and amateur athletes.
Observational Gait Analysis
During an observational gait analysis, our specialists at London Osteopathy Clinic evaluate your foot patterns and the way your footwear fits. This type of procedure is also known as qualitative analysis, the process involving a physical examination by a specialised practitioner.
The osteopath will perform a visual assessment of the patient’s gait, observing the way your feet strike the floor when you walk or run and comparing any asymmetries to look for pronation issues – or the way your foot rolls inwards as it strikes the floor.
Based on the assessment, the specialist can understand your pronation type and make recommendations regarding the type of athletic footwear you should use. This will either be a stability (or structured) shoe to correct pronation, or a neutral shoe for patients with a neutral or overpronated/supinated foot motion.
Kinetic Gait Analysis
A kinetic gait analysis is a more advanced procedure that also takes measurements of force into account, like power, torque, and pressure.
This kinetic data can bring issues to light that can’t be determined by the naked eye, enabling a better evaluation of patients. Through this type of analysis, we can develop more effective treatment plans and monitor your progress.
To perform this analysis, your specialist at London Osteopathy Clinic may use specific mats, walkways, and in-shoe sensors to add objective, repeatable, and actionable data to the evaluation process.
Professional Gait Analysis near Liverpool Street
With a professional team of osteopaths and podiatrists, London Osteopathy Clinics aims to become the go-to centre for professional and amateur athletes who want to improve their performance. If you’re looking for a centre to have a professional gait analysis near Liverpool Street, our specialists can help.
Do you have any questions or doubts? Do you want to find out more about gait analysis and how it can be beneficial? Get in touch. Our specialists will answer all your queries and help you book an appointment.
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