Gait analysis and podometry

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During the consultation, the technical orthopedist of SIA UniHaus performs a dynamic analysis of the patient’s gait, which allows him to evaluate his gait. During it, the patient walks several times along a 3 m long path equipped with pressure sensors. During the course, video filming is carried out with at least 2 video cameras, which allows to visually judge the problems of the course in a repeated, slow-motion mode.

To apply for a consultation with a doctor – technical orthopedist Dr. Andra Zarovska, please contact us by calling or writing by e-mail.

If it is determined during the consultation that gait correction is necessary, it can be done with orthopedic insoles, which our masters make individually for each patient.
Orthotic shoe inserts can also serve as foot-relief orthoses, reducing pressure in specific areas to relieve foot pain.

More information about these individual orthopedic insoles can be read in the section “Individual Orthopedic Insoles”.


When is gait analysis necessary?
Gaitas analīzes apraksts
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  • during walking, the feet are rotated (turned) inwards or outwards,
  • lameness and other types of gait asymmetry,
  • a tendency to tear the inner or outer edges of shoes,
  • pain in the back, hip, knee and ankle joints for which no other causes have been found,
  • there is a feeling of different leg lengths (e.g. after joint replacement),
  • deformations of knees and other leg joints,
  • pain in the leg joints during exercise (standing for a long time, playing sports, etc.),
  • posture problems in teen years
  • deformations of the toes (pain in the joints of the first toe, etc.),
  • foot deformities, flat feet, feet with high curves, pain in the front of the feet, corns, blisters, abrasions on the support surfaces of the feet, ingrown toenails, etc.,
  • chronic diseases characterized by neurological disorders that cause gait disturbances (stroke, consequences of head injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, BCT, congenital deformities, crooked feet, etc.),
  • diabetic ulcers – we relieve diabetic ulcers with orthopedic inserts during the treatment period,
  • consequences of diseases, injuries and operations (condition after endoprosthesis, ankle injuries, toe fractures, sprains of knee and ankle joint ligaments, leg length difference, etc.).

The following information and measurements are obtained during dynamic gait analysis:

  • gait width and stride length,
  • internal or external rotation of the feet (it is possible to determine the degree of rotation),
  • gait symmetry,
  • foot support pressure fluctuations and center of gravity curves on the foot support surface in different phases of gait.

In addition, it is possible to measure the most important angles of joint movements in a video recording and save a record of the measurements. It allows judging body movements during gait and changes in dynamics.

Pēdas plantārā spiediena attēlojums.

Representation of the plantar pressure of the foot.

Pēdas atbalsta virsmas spiediena izmaiņu un gaitas līknes pieraksts dažādās gaitas cikla fāzēs.

Recording of foot support surface pressure changes and gait curve in different phases of the gait cycle.

Pēdas locītavu leņķu noteikšana.

Determination of foot joint angles.

Dynamic gait analysis is most often performed on adults. Dynamic gait analysis is recommended for children from the age of 8, when children begin to develop an adult-like gait. Up to the age of 8, children have the opportunity to make a video recording to make a visual assessment of their progress. It allows a visual assessment of gait parameters, but does not provide information on foot support surface pressure measurements during gait.