Gait Analysis

Gait analysis available at Progress is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk. It is also commonly used in sport biomechanics to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries.

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stresses on joints higher up in your body and lead to more serious problems.

The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics may begin with any of the following:

  • Localised foot pain
  • Bunions, hammer toes
  • Arch or heel pain
  • Leg or knee pain
  • Hip or back pain