Stride Orthopaedics and Footwear

 

Putting the body in motion

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At Stride Orthopaedics & Footwear, our Certified Pedorthists are educated in the analysis of human walking, known as a Gait Assessment. Human gait is broken down into three phases; Heel Strike, Midstance, and Toe Off. Observing each of these phases, a CPed(C) looks at the movement pattern of the various segments of the foot and lower leg, as well as the relationship these movements have on the knee, hip and lower back.

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Often, when great precision is required, subtle nuances are missed by the naked eye, or if the client is a high level athlete or involved in a running programme, a Video Gait Analysis is performed. In this situation, the client is video taped with a digital video camera, and following several views in both the walking and running condition, the footage is analysed by the Pedorthist and explained to the client.

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By showing the client what the Pedorthist is seeing, or looking for, a greater understanding is obtained.



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