The purpose of gait analysis is to assess walking ability.
By using specialist equipment we are able to assess how people walk, and the forces acting on joints during walking.
With the information gathered from the assessment we are able to offer advice on possible treatment interventions e.g. surgery, medication, splints, therapy.
Assessments available include:
The information collected in a 3D gait analysis appointment is discussed with consultants and other specialists and a report is provided with recommendations for treatment interventions.
Who we see
We assess children and adults experiencing movement problems from a variety of conditions e.g.
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Neurological problems
The patient should be able to walk a distance of 15 metres either independently or with their assistive devices.
The test takes between one and a half and three hours (depending on type of assessment and patient’s ability) and is quite technical, so the patient should be able to relax and follow instructions.
Who you will see
During the assessment patients may be seen by a bioengineer, a physiotherapist and a consultant orthopaedic surgeon.
To find out more about movement analysis, visit:Clinical Movement Analysis Society website
How to find us
Gait Analysis Service, Cherryburn Unit, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6BE
Telephone: 0191 2823416