Gait Evaluation Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell & Portage, MI

Gait Evaluation

What is a gait evaluation?

A videotaped gait evaluation is a critical part of our normal physical therapy evaluation that will provide the physical therapist with the necessary information to deliver the highest level of care for each patient.

A comprehensive evaluation is performed, including a biomechanical assessment of the ankle and foot, during the course of the evaluation process.  A videotaped running or walking gait analysis is done utilizing state-of-the-art computerized 2-D capturing software with dual high-speed digital camcorders.

Common diagnoses that would benefit?

  • Plantar fasciitis / Achilles tendinitis
  • Metatarsalgia / Neuroma pain
  • Medial shin pain (Stress reaction or fracture)
  • Anterior / Infrapatellar knee pain
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
  • Trochanteric bursitis or Posterior hip pain
  • Low back or Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction

How does this help the patient?

  • Recommendations for appropriate physical therapy intervention, including strength, flexibility and neuromuscular re-education exercises
  • Footwear recommendations
  • Determining the need for a customized foot orthotics

Who is appropriate for a gait evaluation?

Any individual who is active and is having difficulties maintaining their functional status due to an injury.  From the pediatric to the geriatric population, mobility is critical to a healthy lifestyle, and keeping them walking or running safely is our primary goal.

How do I get started?

All that we need to get you started is a prescription from your primary care physician or specialist with an appropriate medical diagnosis.

Contact us

To make an appointment or for more information about any of our physical therapy or specialty programs, please call Armor Physical Therapyduring normal business hours or Contact us at Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell & Portage, MI centers.