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Gait Analysis

Friday, June 28, 2019

With the weather finally warming up in New England it is time to transition working out in the outdoors. Soon we will see the esplanade fill up with bikers and runners. Spring and summer are a big transition for our patients at Joint Ventures. Trading the sturdy winter boots for flip flops and running shoes can take a toll on your unprepared feet. The increase in activity along with the lack of support can cause many seasonal feet diagnosis such as plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis. But this transition is something we should be able to carry on through granted our feet are prepared for it. One topic that is important to talk about is gait mechanics. Whether we are walking or running the biomechanics and foot strength can be critical for injury and pain prevention as we hit the pavement or sand in these upcoming months. The quality of movement during a walking or running cycle can give us a lot of information about these common feet diagnosis. Evaluation through slow motion analysis as will be further discussed below shows a glimpse of what were are looking for during a treatment session. 

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