What are gait analysis and training?

Diagnostic tools for physical therapists are used to identify the root cause of gait dysfunction and may include observation, gait speed measurements, balance tests, strength and range of motion measurements and reflex and sensation screenings. Using a treadmill and force plate gait analysis, a physical therapist can observe and assess your gait and stride as you walk and run to identify abnormalities and imbalances. With  information, your therapist will create a treatment program designed to correct your gait.

What are the benefits?

Gait training identifies and treats the root cause of gait dysfunction. By identifying the root cause, your physical therapist can create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals and get you back to moving freely without long term gain abnormalities and further dysfunction.