Gait analysis is the systematic study of human motion, using the trained eye augmented by digital imaging for measuring body movements. The therapist will be assessing your biomechanics, and any abnormalities of your walking pattern, posture, foot strike, and movement in all planes. Gait analysis is an exceptional tool to treat more effectively clients & athletes of all sports and recreation. Currently we conduct analysis via Dartfish biomechanics software for desktop and mobile devices.
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When: November 3rd
Where: Juanita Beach Park 8am
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We look at many items during a gait analysis depending on activity or sport. The best information is achieved with men walking or running without a top in shorts. For women we recommend a sports bra and running shorts.
Here are the most common items we look at after an in-depth intake history.
Pelvis and spine
Arm Drive and Swing
<10deg,forward trunk , relaxed hands and shoulders , 60deg ext hum
Knees and hips
Strike under COM, sagittal aligned, hip height/level, extended hip and knee toe off
Tibial Position in relation to ground
Foot & ankle
Soft strike , slight toe out , active propulsion , 25-35 dorsi, mtp 60-70 , quick pronationand resupination
Other Items Assessed:
Cadence (more on cadence can be found our RunCadence app page)
Upper respiratory breathing vs Diaphragm
History of Custom vs OTC
Swing ankle up through opposite knee
Keep strike under your hips
Light on the heels and quick tempo
Slight forward lean of the body
Symmetry in the hips ,don’t sink
Soft smooth arms elbows back, hips to chin