Gait analysis is a critical examination of the way a person walks. This includes a visual analysis in addition to a pedobarographic analysis on the Emed (Novel) gait platform.
Visual gait analysis will allow the podiatrist to observe head, shoulder, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, and foot alignment during walking. Our 5-star rated podiatrist in Merrillville, IN, will be able to observe asymmetries in arm swing as well as the actions of the joints listed above. During visual gait analysis, your Weil Foot & Ankle podiatrist may ask to see you walk on your toes, heels, and in tandem (and also perhaps run) in order to fully accentuate any pathology you may have.
The Emed/Novel gait analysis platform is used to take an electronic measurement of the pressure under a person’s foot during walking or running. This can help your Weil Foot & Ankle Physician detect areas of increased pressure or altered pressure loading. Use of this information better directs optimal patient treatment.
Emed/Novel gait platform data can also be used by our research team to study how certain foot pathologies affect gait, pressure, and loading, as well as how certain surgical procedures change foot pressures.
Call us at 847-390-7666 if you have any additional questions about computerized gait & pressure analysis, and we will be happy to provide you with all the information that you need. Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! Our Merrillville podiatrist offers 5-star rated podiatry care in and around Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, and Highland, IN.