West 1 Physiotherapy provides a Video Gait Analysis service at Harley Street and the W1 London area

High-speed digital equipment is used to record recurrent movement patterns that take place during walking, and running.

Most individuals are unaware of their own particular patterns of movement and are often very surprised when they see a recording of themselves in slow motion. Few individuals move as they imagine themselves to.

Normal and Faulty Movement Patterns
In normal movement, specific muscles are recruited in a finely coordinated sequence. If incorrect muscles are recruited or incorrectly activated, faulty movement patterns develop. This causes alignment of joints to alter, pain or injury can develop and performance may be considerably reduced.

How does it work?
The Physiotherapist will use video equipment to record your movement patterns. This is played back to you. As you are watching, the Physiotherapist will replay and capture the frames that highlight areas of poor alignment or faulty technique patterns. They will explain exactly what you are looking at, what is happening and why. You will gain new insights into how you move and recruit your muscles.

What happens next?
We will provide you with the solution to resolving any problem areas we have identified. We will also provide you with a personalised and progressive exercise rehabilitation plan that will be devised for you to ensure that you achieve and maintain optimal muscle activity and control. If treatment is required the Physiotherapist will discuss this with you.

Long term benefit
Movement patterns that may lead to pain and discomfort can almost always be transformed into movement patterns that:

  • Ensure joints are correctly aligned
  • Can noticeably improve performance
  • Can minimise the risk of injury
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