Computerised and Video Gait Analysis
Computerised and Video Gait Analysis is used by North Queensland Podiatry to conduct a comprehensive biomechanical assessment. Biomechanics is the study of the movement of the bones and muscles and how they affect our walking, running and standing posture. Biomechanical assessments are conducted for conditions such as foot and heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ankle pain, shin splints, calf pain, hip pain, Achilles tendonitis, knee pain, lower back pain, postural problems, flat feet and leg length differences.
Video Gait Analysis involves standing, walking and sometimes running on a treadmill, whilst being closely observed by a podiatrist. The imagery captured is by a video camera and played back to enable any problematic gait issues to be identified.
Computerised Gait Analysis is conducted in in conjunction with the video gait analysis as part of your biomechanical assessment. Computerised gait analysis involves walking and standing on a computerised sense pad. This sense pad records over a million points of data that translates into a digital image. From these images your foot function can be assessed and pressure areas identified.
On completion of your biomechanical assessments North Queensland Podiatry will be able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan. Treatment can include orthotics (insoles), footwear advice, foot strapping and exercises.