Combined, a biomechanical and gait analysis is the systemic study of human motion and muscle and joint measurements, movements and muscle activity. Your podiatrist using the naked eye can perform such assessment, however the staff at Podiatrykinetic, utilise the latest portable, video gait analysis to assist in your understanding of your unique biomechanics and their potential influence on your injury.
Typically video gait analysis and biomechanical assessment will involve a range of measures attained during an observation of your walking and running gait, and how your foot works whilst standing and sitting. If your podiatrist believes that your injury is a result of your biomechanics, you may be prescribed with a special shoe insert called an orthotic. An orthotic assists your foot in functioning more efficiently, by altering joint movement and correcting excessive motion.