Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis

At Podogo, our podiatrist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and aspects of the lower limbs.

We reguarly work alongside orthopedic specialists to assess the gait and advise on custom orthotics where required. 

Podogo utilises video gait analysis with specialist software designed to achieve the most accurate diagnosis of the way we walk and run.

The major focus of gait analysis is to measure the degree of pronation

Pronation is the natural inward roll of the foot as the outside part of the heel strikes the ground. This roll acts as a shock absorber for the leg and body, optimally distributing the force of the impact of the heel hitting the ground.

  • Overpronation is when the feet roll inward too much
  • Underpronation (or supination) is where the feet don’t roll inward enough.

Gait analysis matches the degree of pronation with the correct shoe type, with the aims of counter-balancing over or underpronation, helping reduce the risk of injury and improving running efficiency.

What is video Gait Analysis?

Gait Analysis involves running or walking for a few minutes on a treadmill while a video is made of the runner’s legs. This footage is then slowed down and analysed in detail by a podiatrist and will then explain their findings. 

As well as helping runners to find the right orthotic through assessing the movement of the foot, video gait analysis also looks at the leg and body’s movement and efficiency to see if the analysis can help the runner further. By slowing the video down and viewing the different running stages in detail, podiatrists can help identify certain movements which may be triggering injuries or affecting running efficiency.

  • Overpronation is when the feet roll inward too much
  • Underpronation (or supination) is where the feet don’t roll inward enough.

Gait analysis matches the degree of pronation with the correct shoe type, with the aims of counter-balancing over or underpronation, helping reduce the risk of injury and improving running efficiency.

3D FOOT MAPPING

The most advanced version of video gait analysis is 3D foot mapping, which, in addition to video, uses both lasers and micro cameras to create a highly detailed 3D image of the foot. A range of information obtained from the scan, such as arch height and the alignment of the Achilles with the leg, is assessed to source the perfect orthotic and could even help runners get to the root of any recurrent injuries.

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Testimonial

  • ANNA PURSGLOVE
    “I’ve suffered with hip pain and numbness for most of the last decade and had tried everything from acupuncture to sports massage. Then I visited Adnan Nazir at the London Foot Clinic and he discovered one of my legs was shorter than the other. He fitted me with an orthotic insole (which I could wear all the time – even while running half marathons!) and the problem disappeared within 6 weeks! I am now completely pain free and extremely glad I consulted Mr Nazir. It was, quite literally, a life changing decision.”

    ANNA PURSGLOVE
    Journalist & Editor
  • MARI CARMEN CIVERA
    I recently had my bilateral bunion surgery with Mr Kaser Nazir and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I hardly experienced any pain following the procedure, and have had a smooth recovery following Mr Nazir’s advice. The rest of staff who have looked after me at the clinic during my follow-up appointments have been brilliant too. I will definitely recommend Mr Nazir’s for any foot condition.

    MARI CARMEN CIVERA
  • JO
    I contacted The London Foot Clinic regarding an old mid foot injury. My foot problem was complicated and possibly involves future surgery due to instability. I received very professional and thorough care from Adnan Nazir. I was offered an opportunity for second opinions on previous MRI and x-ray results which led to a much clearer diagnosis of my foot problem. I received some excellent quality custom made orthotics that have impressed both my osteopath and my foot surgeon, so I know I went to the right place! I would certainly recommend Central Foot Clinic for a podiatric assessment and treatment. I did a lot a research before I chose them and I am lucky to have found this practice.

    JO
    Photographer
  • SANDEEP JASSAL
    Having suffered from severe heel pain every morning for some time, with no signs of any improvement or help from my GP, it was The London Foot Clinic who gave me hope. With rounds of Shockwave Therapy and custom fitted orthotics, my feet have never felt better. With first class service and care the team at The London Foot Clinic are the only ones I would trust with my feet….

    SANDEEP JASSAL
  • ANONYMOUS
    From the first phone call with Anjelica who is Mr Nazir’s PA she put me completely at ease about my son’s foot. She is friendly and efficient and as a first point of contact I knew I had made the right decision in choosing Mr Nazir. My son was very nervous at the appointment with Mr Nazir but he was extremely friendly and immediately put us both at ease because I knew my son was in safe hands. Mr Nazir explained everything down to the smallest detail and he just knew how to relate to a 14 year old. It was really such a positive experience and I would not hesitate in recommending Mr Nazir.

    ANONYMOUS
  • ANONYMOUS
    Mr Nazir – excellent service, really reassuring and great manner.

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  • ANONYMOUS
    Angelica obviously works extremely well with Mr Nazir. Nice team

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  • ANONYMOUS
    Mr. Stephen Thomas was excellent. Very kind. Kept my holiday on track, for sure!

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    Steven Thomas was great, really nice guy and made the procedure as easy as possible.

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