ProGait (Gait Analysis Manchester) is an in-depth gait analysis service in manchester by Health Professionals (Senior Sports Podiatrists and Physiotherapists) with vast experience of treating athletes and the common injuries they suffer from. It uses state of the art equipment to take accurate measurements of movement and pressure, giving technical information to inform clinical decisions by your assessor. From this information you can receive advice which is unique to you, your running history, your gait style, your injury history and your running goals.
ProGait is so much more than gait analysis that you may have encountered on the high street. High street analysis is a vital tool in determining the right type of shoe for new runners, and is widely accepted to help guide people into a good shoe for them.
ProGait is an in-depth analysis by Health Professionals (Senior Podiatrists and Physiotherapists) with vast experience of treating athletes and the common injuries they suffer from. It uses state of the art equipment to take accurate measurements of movement and pressure, giving technical information to inform clinical decisions by your assessor. From this information you can receive advice which is unique to you, your running history, your gait style, your injury history and your running goals.
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A pressure plate analysis sounds a little fearsome but it’s really very simple. The Podiatrist will ask you to walk / run over the pressure plate one step at a time to measure the forces running through your feet. You may also be asked to stand still on the pressure plate to produce further information. Our highly sophisticated equipment can produce very clear graphical representations of the pressure at each part of the foot making it very easy for you to see where excessive forces are.
A video gait analysis captures your gait from all 4 sides and is used to assess the way we walk and / or run to highlight any biomechanical abnormalities which may be causing pain or injury. Video analysis has the benefit of allowing us to slow down time, freeze time and repeat time to take measurement, ghost image layers, track anatomical locations and much more.
A video gait analysis can take place on our handbuilt Sprintex treadmill or a force plate analysis may be used to measure the forces that are running through our feet when we walk / run / stand.
If you are about to take up a new sport, increase your training or change your activities we would recommend having your gait analysed before embarking up on any of these changes. We can give you professional advice to reduce your risk of injury.
Changing the demands placed on the body by changing the shoes you run in or the surface that you run on is often the cause of injury. Let us analyse your gait to identify problems which you may experience in the future.
We can make your assessment very specific to your sport(s). Your movements will be quite different as a distance runner than a long jump athlete. Our state of the art equipment will allow us to study the forces running through your feet when they do the job you ask of them.
Feet have two main functions: adaption to terrain, and propulsion, with an aim to moving us as efficiently as possible. Depending on your foot type you may have an advantage in one of these at the cost of the other. Let us see if we can give you a competitive advantage in your sport.
Step 1 – Gait Lab
Our complete assessment includes 4 sided slow motion video treadmill analysis, pressure plate analysis and a functional assessment by a Podiatrist. We use state of the art motion analysis software, and hand built orthopaedic treadmills which allow you to run with a natural motion. We will video you from all 4 sides, not just from behind.
Step 2 – Treatment
Our experts will work with you to help you achieve your goals. Gait pathologies can often be successfully treated with exercise prescription,strengthening conditioning, sports physio rehab,orthotics or a combination of these. An accurate prescription orthotic can be made after our assessment, which is based on visual analysis and state of the art foot pressure mapping.
ProGait | Gait Analysis from Manchester’s leading Gait Analysis Clinic.