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Has anyone had a "Gait Analysis Study" done?

Posted by CrabbyAss2 on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006677)

Hi, I am having a gait analysis study done in 3 weeks, it is being done in Philadelphia, Pa at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. It is a computerized floor that you walk on and it analyzes the way you walk. I was wondering if anyone has had this done and if so, was it helpful in your diagnosis of foot pain.
Marie

Re: Has anyone had a "Gait Analysis Study" done?

Yvonne on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006684)

I have had one done by my chircopractor, when I had footmax orhodics made.
Personally I don't feel benefited from it a great deal, It just confirms to me that something was wrong and was interesting what the report said (if you can understand the lanuage).
Maybe because it was a chiropractor and not a foot specialist is the reason why...I don't know. The reports conclusion whas that their cusom orthodics would help...of couse -- NOT 100% for me at least!
Maybe they will be able to give you more feed back and advise from it. I am holding on to my report for when and if I return to a person/physio more specialized in feet, it may help them in treating me.

Let me know what the end result is. Maybe your report will be more user friendly!
Good luck,
Yvonne


Re: Has anyone had a "Gait Analysis Study" done?

Leon on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006686)

My podiatrist has the machine (very expensive, I guess) but told me that he uses it only for instances where the orthotics don't seem to be woring. The machine tells him through analyzing someone's gait whether the orthotics are accomplishing the right correction, or whether they need to be adjusted. So far, he hasn't suggested using the gait analysis machine on me, although I think it might help to get the orthotics just right. I sense some reluctance to use the gait analysis machine maybe because it's costly (although I can't imagine that once you have the machine it is that costly), or because he doesn't know how to use it and has to rely on his associate to conduct the gait analyses. Anyway, please post if it seems to help you!

Re: Has anyone had a "Gait Analysis Study" done?

Yvonne on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006684)

I have had one done by my chircopractor, when I had footmax orhodics made.
Personally I don't feel benefited from it a great deal, It just confirms to me that something was wrong and was interesting what the report said (if you can understand the lanuage).
Maybe because it was a chiropractor and not a foot specialist is the reason why...I don't know. The reports conclusion whas that their cusom orthodics would help...of couse -- NOT 100% for me at least!
Maybe they will be able to give you more feed back and advise from it. I am holding on to my report for when and if I return to a person/physio more specialized in feet, it may help them in treating me.

Let me know what the end result is. Maybe your report will be more user friendly!
Good luck,
Yvonne


Re: Has anyone had a "Gait Analysis Study" done?

Leon on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006686)

My podiatrist has the machine (very expensive, I guess) but told me that he uses it only for instances where the orthotics don't seem to be woring. The machine tells him through analyzing someone's gait whether the orthotics are accomplishing the right correction, or whether they need to be adjusted. So far, he hasn't suggested using the gait analysis machine on me, although I think it might help to get the orthotics just right. I sense some reluctance to use the gait analysis machine maybe because it's costly (although I can't imagine that once you have the machine it is that costly), or because he doesn't know how to use it and has to rely on his associate to conduct the gait analyses. Anyway, please post if it seems to help you!