Dynamic Motion Wales | Crossroads Clinic
82 High Street, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4BL
01792 447622 / 07855885651

Gait analysis is the evaluation of the manner or style of walking, usually done by observing the individual walking naturally in a straight line. The normal forward step consists of two phases: the stance phase, during which one leg and foot are bearing most or all of the body weight, and the swing phase, during which the foot is not touching the walking surface and the body weight is borne by the other leg and foot.

An analysis of each component of the three phases of ambulation is an essential part of the diagnosis of various neurologic disorders and the assessment of patient progress during rehabilitation and recovery from the effects of a neurologic disease, a musculoskeletal injury or disease process, or amputation of a lower limb.

At Dynamic Motion Wales the Musculoskeletal Podiatrist Derek Protheroe can use video gait analysis to record and slow down some very discrete motions, especially during running to aid in assessing, treating and advising/educating clients on their condition.