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Gait and Running Analysis

Through checking walking pattern and physical exam, we can find invaluable information for treatment such as poor biomechanics, weak muscle group or stiff joint. Most common biomechanical faults include:

 

  1. Collapsing arches (Foot over-pronation) in weight bearing phase – representing decreased arch muscle group strength and flexibility
  2. ​Hip internal rotation with knee valgus stress (moving towards midline) in weight bearing phase – indicating hip abductor/external rotator weakness or/ and ankle arch over-pronation.
  3. Decreased big toe dorsi-flexion (moving upward) in the end of swing phase – indicating decreased elasticity and tightness of big toe- plantar fascia – calf myofascia complex

Gait and Running Analysis consist of:

Checking biomechanical fault (joint alignment, body compensation) in walking

Squat, single leg squat, step down, balance test etc

Checking muscle strength, speed and flexibility with manual resistance

Checking trigger point, scar tissue and skin texture for circulation

Checking the correct form and biomechanical fault in running