3D Gait Analysis

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Now available at The Foot and Gait Clinic

Treat injuries, run faster and move better with 3D gait analysis

3D gait analysis is suitable for anyone with musculoskeletal pain during walking or running, and sports-related injuries.

Run3D gait analysis is an advanced way of quantifying how you walk or run. The results of your assessment help your clinician to identify the root-cause of your pain and recommend data-driven advice and treatment.

What is 3D gait analysis?

3D gait analysis uses special infrared cameras to measure the positions of reflective markers that are attached to your legs. The marker positions are used to create an accurate 3D model of your lower-limbs and to calculate exactly how your pelvis, hip, knee and ankle joints are moving.

This is the same technology that is used by specialist orthopaedic hospitals, research institutions and film studios!

Gait analysis enables your clinician to accurately ad objectively identify any abnormal patterns or asymmetries in your walking and running gait. A complementary musculoskeletal examination of your flexibility, strength, neuromuscular control and alignment is used to help your clinician further understand your biomechanical profile.

The information gathered during your Run3D assessment enables your clinician to provide data-driven rehabilitation advice and optimise your treatment pathway.

Why is 3D gait analysis important?

The body moves in three anatomical planes, which combine to form a complex sequence of movements and rotations. For example when the knee bends, it also rotates and moves towards the other leg. In order to properly understand joint motion, it is important to measure all these movement patterns. 3D gait analysis enables us to do this.

Conventional video-based assessments only record motion in 2D and do not measure the rotational movements of the body. Furthermore, video analyses are usually subjective and not sensitive enough to detect the subtle abnormalities that can lead to musculoskeletal pain.

How can Run3D help?

  • Accurately identify the root-cause of musculoskeletal pain, which is the first step to a successful treatment plan.
  • Recommend evidence-based rehabilitation protocols and footwear advice on the basis of precise data.
  • Prevent musculoskeletal injuries before they occur by identifying and addressing biomechanical risk factors.
  • Improve running speed by identifying and addressing biomechanical factors that are detrimental to performance.

Who can benefit from 3D gait analysis?

3D gait analysis is suitable for anyone with musculoskeletal pain during walking or running, and sports-related injuries.