3D gait analysis uses special infrared cameras to measure the positions of reflective markers that are attached to your legs. The marker positions are used to create an accurate 3D model of your lower-limbs and to calculate exactly how your pelvis, hip, knee and ankle joints are moving. This is the same technology that is used by specialist orthopaedic hospitals, research institutions and film studios!
Gait analysis enables your Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist to accurately and objectively identify any abnormal patterns or asymmetries in your walking and running gait. A complementary musculoskeletal examination of your flexibility, strength, neuromuscular control and alignment is used to help your clinician further understand your biomechanical profile.
The information gathered during your Run3D assessment enables your clinician to provide data-driven rehabilitation advice and optimise your treatment pathway. Meaning you will have no doubt about why youre getting a problem and most importantly, what you can do about it.
The body moves in three anatomical planes, which combine to form a complex sequence of movements and rotations. For example, when the knee bends, it also rotates and moves towards the other leg. In order to properly understand joint motion, it is important to measure all these movement patterns. 3D gait analysis enables us to do this. Conventional video-based assessments only record motion in 2D and do inform the clinician or measure the rotational movements of the body. Furthermore, video analyses are usually subjective and not sensitive enough to detect the subtle abnormalities that can lead to musculoskeletal pain.
By taking scientific measures of your gait and biomechanical function, we can fully understand why you are moving in a certain way and provide you with a successful and long-term treatment plan. The results of your Run3D gait analysis are used to give you data-driven advice and to recommend the optimal treatment pathway for your condition. Depending on what we find, this might be a customised exercise programme, Podiatric cantered therapy, gait retraining, and/or footwear advice.
Our scientific approach enables us to:
3D gait analysis is suitable for anyone with musculoskeletal pain during walking or running, and any sports-related injury.