Gait Analysis

Gait is defined as the pattern of movement of the limbs, during locomotion over a stable surface. So basically, how you walk and run.

Gait analysis is recognised as a clinically useful tool to evaluate medical disorders, and biomechanical faults and help direct treatment and rehabilitation (Sheldon, 2004). Any pain can result in altered gait, often relying on short-term compensations to keep you running or walking. These compensations can overload areas of the body and lead to further injury.

However, it is quite difficult to detect these changes by yourself whilst running. This is where professional gait analysis can be effective. Gait analysis can detect long-term, inefficient movement patterns, which can then be used to direct specific rehabilitation exercises to correct flaws and make your running form more efficient.

For more information about Running Gait Analysis service offered at Melbourne Osteopathy Centre.