The biomechanical gait analysis study is the exploration by which we analyze, through the most advanced technology, the position of the feet in static and moving, as well as the behavior of knees, hips and spine. This allows us to identify and treat the biomechanical causes that produce alterations.
Many problems of the locomotor system are not caused by trauma but by problems in our way of walking, running or simply standing.
In many cases it’s not posible to diagnose these problems with tests such as x-rays or MRIs etc. Therefore, the biomechanical gait analysis study are the best option to determine the causes of these problems.
This test allow us to know if there are biomechanical imbalances in the locomotor system that can cause medium / long-term injuries, in addition to helping us to choose also a type of footwear or other according to our way of walking.
What is the biomechanical gait analysis study?
- Interview with the patient in which we value his clinical history in order to know if he has suffered important injuries that we should take into account.
- We observe and film the patient walking and running with shoes on, in this way we analyze the mechanical axes of the leg, pelvis and back to determine possible imbalances that may trigger in injuries or pathologies.
- We look the patient walking with no shoes in order to see how the muscles and feet act during the movement.
- Dynamic study of the footprint through the pressure platform, in which we analyze the distribution of loads that the body makes during the movement on the foot. Unlike other tests, in Ergodinamica we analyze the points of pressure in motion, which allows us to differentiate the stages of reception, load and impulse that occur during movement.
- Tactile exploration of the back and legs, in which we analyze the overall posture of the body and the muscular tensions that occur.
- Study of static equilibrium, which allows us to see the behavior of the body in monopodal load.
- Examination of joint ranges on a stretcher.
- Viewing of the filming with the patient in which we graphically describe the detected alterations and their possible treatment with custom insoles.
- Depending on the case we also perform complementary explorations such as echography to assess the condition of tendons and muscles.
Once the biomechanical gait analysis study is made and the alterations are detected, we design the treatment through custom insoles. Thanks to them, these alterations are corrected, applying degrees of correction progressively based on the results obtained after the initial exploration and follow-up visits.
Benefits of performing a biomechanical gait analysis study