gait analysis

“Gait” is the way in which we move our whole body from one point to another, whether by walking, running, skipping, or hopping. Gait analysis is the study of human motion and is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk. It is also commonly used in sports biomechanics to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries. Gait analysis is usually performed by a professional, such as a podiatrist or physiotherapist, and usually involves walking or running on a treadmill.