We are extremely excited to be able to offer the 3D gait analysis by Run 3D. We are the only clinic south of London offering this service. When it comes to gait analysis, this is the absolute gold standard.
It involves taking multiple reflective markers on different anatomical parts of your body and using three 3D cameras to capture all three dimensions of motion allowing us to look at rotation. It also allows us to look at lower limb function in detail so we can look at the relationships between knee, hip, ankle and foot function. We can also look at step with step length and cadence.
We can offer with this system live gait re-training, so you can see in real-time the effects of making small adjustments to your running or walking style. We can also look at the effects of different types of shoes, strapping and orthoses (insoles) to try and help optimise function for you.
There are 2 different types of 3D gait analysis:
• The Silver 3D gait analysis takes around 1 hour and looks at walking and running, or running at different speeds, or running with and without orthoses. We are able to see if there is too much or too little motion present, however we cannot reliably tell if this is due to stiffness or weakness, these will be guided by our initial assessment.
• The Gold 3D gait analysis takes up to 2 hours and allows us to look at specific range of motion and strength tests within the lower limb. This allows us to differentiate accurately between weakness or stiffness. This can really help tailor any strengthening and stretching programs that you need to do.
• Once the 3D gait analysis has been completed, if running re-education is indicated, then we can offer specific 30 minutes gait re-training sessions to help teach you simple cues and techniques to correct any errors.