What is a Gait Analysis?
The physiotherapists at our clinic are able offer Gait Analysis based in Hertfordshire, to assess your walking and running technique to identify any problems and recommend the appropriate treatment. Orthotic Prescription is a remedy which may benefit you as part of your specific treatment plan following your Gait Analysis assessment.
The Types Of Issues Identified By Harpenden Physiotherapists
It is common for a problem to occur over time, or as a result of over training or injury. This can lead to issues such as inefficient biomechanics, tight muscles and ligament laxity.
Usually, there is no need to correct these biomechanics if they aren’t causing any pain. However, sometimes these biomechanics can actually be the root cause of a problem and there are many different ways in which this can occur. The classic case involves a pronated ankle and a loss of the medial arch of the foot (a flat foot). This in turn may lead to increased stress and overloading through the inside of the knee joint and therefore result in knee and hip pain.
How can we help you?
Our thorough initial consultation will involve an assessment of your gait pattern. We can then advise if orthotic prescription will be something that may benefit you as part of your specific treatment plan. Our orthotics are reasonably priced and will not involve a great expense.
What may your treatments include?
- Exercise programmes
- Mobilisation and manipulation
- Advice and education
- Sports specific warm up/down programmes
- Preventative protocols
How can you book an appointment?
How are we ensuring that our practice is safe during the COVID-19 situation?
According to current COVID-19 information and advice, Harpenden Physiotherapy are taking the following measures to protect all those visiting the clinic:
- Screening all patients at the point of booking in line with Government guidelines.
- Screening all patients, staff and visitors upon arrival into the clinic.
- Providing all visitors access to alcohol-based hand sanitizer upon entry and exit.
- Increasing the frequency and thoroughness of cleaning around the building.
- Reminding all visitors of the importance of personal hygiene and best practices, such as regular handwashing, which are displayed on posters throughout the clinics.
For more information on our health & safety practices please read our COVID-19 information guide.