If you’ve read any of our previous blog articles, then you already know that gait analysis is important. If you’re not convinced, then feel free to read our previous article, cleverly titled: Why Gait Analysis is Important.
When we study the way a person walks or runs, we can identify individuals’ unique movements, determine normal gait patterns, diagnose issues causing pain, and also implement and evaluate treatments to correct abnormalities. This is applicable to anyone from elite athletes to the elderly. The data that can be gathered with Tekscan’s tools and software is changing the way we diagnose and treat gait issues and injuries, helping to improve people’s lives.
There are three methodologies used to analyze gait:
All of this information is valuable in gait analysis, but not all of it can be gathered from visual observation. That’s where Tekscan’s family of gait analysis tools comes in. Our line of mats, walkways, and in-shoe sensors are adding objective, repeatable, and actionable data to the evaluation process.
Kinetic data can bring issues to light that can’t be determined by the naked eye, enabling you to better evaluate patients, develop more effective treatment plans, and monitor progress.
For a deeper dive into the methods of gait analysis and how Tekscan’s tools and software provide valuable data, check out our free webinar: Introduction to Gait Analysis.
In this webinar, Marshall Kendall, PhD will review:
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