Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute

Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis services offered in American Fork and Saratoga Springs, UT

If your mobility isn’t what it should be, you may be a candidate for the gait analysis services available at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute. The skilled podiatry team uses advanced technology to analyze your walking patterns to identify muscle or joint problems and other abnormalities. The providers can also treat any foot and ankle issues they identify that affect your mobility or cause pain with movements. Call the Saratoga Springs or American Fork, Utah, office to schedule a gait analysis or book an appointment online today. 

What is a gait analysis?

A gait analysis is a medical assessment of how your body moves when walking or running. The assessment goal is to identify abnormalities that affect your mobility or lead to pain before you experience symptoms.

Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute offers comprehensive gait analysis services for adults and children. The team can also address skeletal misalignments and other causes of gait abnormalities they identify during your assessment.

Why would I need a gait analysis?

You might benefit from a gait analysis if you have an unusual walking pattern that results from injuries or underlying diseases in your feet, ankles, knees, or spine.

The Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute team might recommend a gait analysis if they suspect you have the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone deformities
  • Muscle or nerve dysfunction
  • Spinal misalignments

The team may initially recommend a gait analysis before ordering X-rays and other diagnostic imaging tests to identify the source of your mobility issues. 

What happens during a gait analysis?

During your gait analysis at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute, the team assesses your standing and walking movements when you complete a physical evaluation. They note which part of your foot hits the ground first when you’re moving and how your feet move when walking and running.

They can also use computer-assisted technology to assess your movements and may use video cameras to record your movements. The team can also place electrodes on your skin that measure the activity in your muscles when walking or running.

A gait analysis can take several hours to complete. After your gait analysis, the team discusses any additional testing you need to confirm your diagnosis. They can recommend physical therapy, chiropractic care, and treatment strategies to improve your posture and gait and prevent further complications.

The team can also suggest proper footwear for running and other physical activities. They can review your shoe insert options and other custom orthotics if you need additional support.

Call the Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute office near you to learn more about the benefits of a gait analysis, or book an appointment online today. The team looks forward to working with you.