Gait Analysis

What is Gait Analysis with GaitMD?

Gait analysis (analyzing the way we walk) has long been used by Physiotherapists, Chiropodists and Chiropractors to identify any potentially deviations that can be the underlying cause of:

  • Foot Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendon issues
  • Bunions

For years, these clinicians have watched patients walk in the clinic and ‘eye balled’ their gait to try and pick up any potential issues.

Gait MD is an advanced mobile gait analysis platform. This simple ipad based mobile app, paired with the GaitMD insole kit, allows state of the art gait analysis with clinically accurate results in seconds. GaitMD’s unique gait acquisition process uses paired sensors with multiple gyroscopes & accelerometers in a simple, slip-in insole.

 

Live 3D simulated model recreates the captured data and provides instant metrics. Analytics are provided and visualized for stride length, swing width and velocity and step height. Using data analysis, each measure is charted into statistical clusters and performance bands.

GaitMD not only provides diagnostics, but also provides statistical comparisons between the subject and biometric peers (similar age/weight/height). Additionally, the analysis generates diagnosis and corrective measures using big-data analytics from over 100,000 clinical gait analysis tests.

 

What can Novo do for me?

Novo offers the Gait MD analysis at several of its locations.  This analysis will allow our team of multidisciplinary health professionals to accurately determine if your gait is contributing to your pain.  The analysis will also provide suggested treatment options to correct the gait deviation.  This can include:

  • Physiotherapy (stretches, joint mobilizations, strengthening exercises, balance training)
  • Chiropractic adjustments to improve joint function
  • Massage Therapy to release muscle restrictions
  • Custom orthotics
  • Lift to correct leg length discrepancy
  • Modification of footwear

The Gait MD analysis also creates a detailed record that can be used as the ‘before’ picture for the patient.  As treatment progresses the gait analysis can be repeated and compared to the initial scan to ensure that the treatment plan is having the desired biomechanical effects.  This will ensure long term resolution of the pain instead of a short term fix.