Premier Gait Analysis Centre

Premier Gait Analysis Centre has been carrying out gait analysis for almost 15 years. Throughout that time we have been constantly striving to give our patients the best that is available in both assessment techniques and in orthotic prescription.

Conditions Treated

  • Lower back pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shins splints2
  • Calf injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Achilles injuries
  • Foot and heel pain
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Bunions
  • Surgically fused ankles
  • Arthritic ankles

Pressure Plate Analysis

This is a simple and easy way to assess the weight-bearing and loading characteristics of a patients foot. The use of a Tekscan gait plait gives accurate and repeatable results which allow the patient to really understand how their foot is bearing weight when walking. It also provides essential information for the prescription and manufacture of orthotic devices which may be needed.

 

 

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4 View Video Gait Analysis

Probably the most essential and most valuable gait assessment technique, we have pioneered the use of high quality video gait analysis. Being able to see how the body is moving in slow motion and to focus on the foot at the point of impact right through the weight-bearing in high definition video footage is absolutely essential both in understanding how the lower limb and foot are moving and in patient education and compliance. “We find that the more patients understand what we are trying to achieve the more easily the move along the management path”.

 

 

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Electrical testing of muscle function is particularly useful in the assessment of sports injuries when patients may have specific lower limb muscle imbalances. These tests allow us to prescribe very specific muscle strengthening and stretching exercises. They also relate very closely to both the pressure plate and video analysis allowing us to build up a really comprehensive picture of the patients walking pattern. The EMG testing can be repeated after a period of exercise to evaluate the success of the exercise program and allow further exercise management.