Three dimensional computerized gait analysis allows accurate assessment of movement and the forces acting across joints.
This technique is only applicable to ambulant patients. Markers are placed over the hips, knees, ankles and feet and the subject then walks along a track approximately 10-15m long whilst filmed by up to six cameras. The track has a built in force plate. Gait anaysis is not uncomfortable for subjects. A session will usually take 1-1.5hrs.
The data captured is analysed and presented in the form of graphs which detail the range of joint motion (kinematic data) and the forces and moments across joints together with the powers generated by the associated muscle groups (kinetic data).
Mr Bache has access to the regional Gait laboratory at Oak Tree lLane, Selly Oak. He regularly attends and compiles reports and recommendations following gait analysis.