Gait assessment

Physiotherapists are movement experts and as such are able to observe the way in which your body moves as you walk or run and assess for any abnormalities. Gait is your pattern of walking and this naturally varies between individuals for a wide variety of reasons.

Our specialist physiotherapists here at Liverpool Physio are able to highlight any problems you may have by observing your gait and put in place a specific treatment plan dependent upon the issues identified.


Who is suitable for gait assessment?



Gait assessment is suitable for children through to adults who suffer from pain or discomfort whether moving or resting in areas such as the back, hips and lower limbs. Gait assessment will also help identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries.


What is involved in gait assessment?



A gait assessment involves a physiotherapist observing your walking to identify any flaws in your movement pattern in comparison with normal gait. Your physiotherapist will be observing the alignment of your pelvis, hips, knees, ankles and feet from all different angles to identify any abnormalities.

Gait assessment is essential if you have any difficulties walking for an individual treatment plan in place to focus on correcting abnormalities such as posture, joint range of movement or muscle strength.


Physiotherapy treatment following a gait assessment



Physiotherapy treatment will improve your gait pattern by implementing various treatment techniques such as:
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Practicing gait using parallel bars
  • Using assistive devices
  • Fitting of orthotics
  • Visual and auditory activities
  • Exercises and facilitation for normal movement patterns
Physiotherapy treatment always aims to gain your maximum potential. Physiotherapy may consist of a combination of treatment techniques to facilitate your progression towards independent mobility.


Benefits of gait assessment



There are many benefits to gait assessment. Our specialist physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio can help identify problems with your walking pattern to improve your muscle strength, flexibility and mobility, and decrease pain levels.


Why choose Liverpool Physio?



Our specialist physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio implement gait assessment during your appointments in order for a specific treatment plan to be devised. We also work with other health professionals such as podiatrists and orthotists to ensure you receive exceptional holistic care. Other reasons to choose Liverpool Physio are:
  • No waiting lists
  • Immediate treatment
  • Qualified physiotherapists with additional post graduate training
  • Continual training undertaken to enhance clinical skills
  • Proven track record

How to arrange an appointment



To arrange an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists then you can either email us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call us on 0151 558 0077.


Summary



Our specialist physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio are able to analyse your gait pattern to identify any problems or structures that may be causing you pain or discomfort. Once the problem is diagnosed, our physiotherapists will devise a specific treatment plan to help decrease your symptoms.

To arrange an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio then you can email us at office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call us on 0151 558 0077.

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