Gait Analysis

3D Gait Analysis

At Active Feet, we use state of the art equipment which allows us to perform the leading 3D gait analysis in Edinburgh. MotionMetrix markerless 3D motion capture is a method our podiatrists use to identify abnormalities in the foot function; essentially it is a noninvasive assessment of the way in which you walk and run. Our experts then use these positions to create a computerised model which highlights your joint angles as you move. Our specialist podiatrists can then use the information collected during the running gait analysis to understand the root of any musculoskeletal injuries and come up with solutions for our patients as to preventing them in the future.

Running Gait analysis

It is common for the smallest of foot injuries to end up having a significant impact on the way we walk in the long run. The subtle change in the way we walk when experiencing foot pain can cause a chain reaction of alterations to our posture and walking mechanics. This can then lead to aches and pains as a result of these unnatural running and walking techniques. When receiving running gait analysis in Edinburgh, our podiatrists can help you to determine the biomechanical issues that started the problem in the first place and can help you devise a plan to ensure this does not become a recurring injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have further questions? Get in touch:

Edinburgh

0131 629 2029

Haddington

01620 825 570

Biomechanics is the study and analysis of gait and human movement. Here at Active Feet we observe patients for any alterations in the optimum sequence of events between the foot, the lower limb, and the rest of the body during the walking (running, cycling, skiing etc) phase. Deviations from the optimum, can lead to heel pain, foot strain, ankle, knee, hip, lower back and neck pain.

During your assessment we use the latest technology to collect data and provide the most detailed biomechanical analysis available within minutes and assists in involving you in your assessment.

With the help of orthotic devices, we can help you to walk, run and Live the Life you Love without pain. Suitably qualified professionals like us are best placed to advise you on these issues, and because we are not a ‘retailer’ the patient is always our first priority. We only offer advice based on a clinical need, not a sales target.

  • If you plan on attending for a biomechanical examination please remember to bring;
  • Your favourite/everyday shoes
  • Your clean running/sports shoes. If you decide to run barefoot please bring socks for running in.
  • Any previous/old orthoses
  • A pair of shorts or leggings

At the end of your assessment a full written report will be made available to you, which will include all findings and may include copies of images taken as part of the assessment.

After your Foot pain and injury assessment or 3D gait analysis your podiatrist may suggest that you would benefit from wearing an orthotic.

Orthotics are prescription insoles which stabilise the foot holding it in the ideal position. Re-positioning the foot alters the angles at which the foot strikes the surface. Wearing orthotics can improve corns and calluses, ankle sprains and knee, hip and back pain.

At Active Feet we work with numerous manufacturers that will supply custom orthotics to ensure that you have exactly what you need to get you back to Living the Life You Love.

At Active Feet we treat a number of sports injuries with various therapies including – biomechanical assessments, orthotic prescriptions, muscle stretching exercises, strapping, Shockwave, Cryoultrasound and Laser.

You can book by telephone 0131 629 2029/01620 825570 or online via the Book a consultation button on our website and also via our Facebook page.

You can also send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible hello@active-feet.co.uk

Appointment times vary depending on what treatment you are receiving.

As a new patient your first appointment will take approximately 45 minutes. This allows us to do a full assessment and establish your individual foot care needs.

Going forward, a standard routine appointment lasts up to 30 minutes, depending on what your specific requirements are, this will vary.

We are happy to discuss your individual requirements via telephone or email.

Morningside

We are based at 61-63 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4AZ. With meter parking 100m from the clinic for up to 1 hour or on the surrounding side streets for longer time periods.  Please check the signs to confirm available parking times.

Haddington

We are based at 33 Market Street, Haddington EH41 3JE.  In the centre of Market Street, beside the main bus stop.  With free parking outside for up to 90 minutes.

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Based on 22 reviews
Kevin Bruce
Kevin Bruce
Very professional and pleasant team at Active Feet. Highly recommended!
Moira O'Fee
Moira O'Fee
Can’t recommend Active Feet highly enough, their service is friendly, efficient and organised. Calvin in particular really helped me to resolve the issue I had with my foot. His assessment was thorough, treatment plan well-explained, and he was really friendly and personable.
David Warne
David Warne
I've had 2 appointments with Calvin and he has improved my walking and pain through the use of orthotics and exercises. I'm really impressed by the thorough assessment and follow up and the results I've had. This has been a hugely positive experience and Calvin and reception team are very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend
D Campbell
D Campbell
After spending a lot of time and money trying off the shelf orthotics, a couple of visits to Calvin at Active Feet, and professionally modified insoles, appears to have sorted the problem. I can't recommend him highly enough.
John Campbell
John Campbell
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. My son who is autistic had problems with his toe nails, he was seen by Jamie who was so good and patient with him. He took his time and talked him through what was happening putting my son at ease. Top class service.
Lee Skinner
Lee Skinner
Had my ever first podiatry appointment today. Staff are extremely helpful and very welcoming, was seen by Louis today and was very professional and gave great advice/treatment. Totally made me feel at ease.
B I
B I
I went to them to treat a verruca on my foot. They were very honest about the situation and they told me it will take too many sessions before we start see any results. They were very professional and very careful about looking after my foot, totally recommend them. Update, after 3 sessions using Swift my foot started to get very itchy but the verruca did not change in size at all. I called the GP and it gave me Daktacort cream. After a week, the verruca started to disappear. I continued using it once a week after that and the verruca completely disappeared. Daktacort cream is not used for verruca but it had a magic effect on it. They should start using it for verruca, less pain and less money.
CICI Salon
CICI Salon
I am very happy to have found Calvin, my feet are soft and no pain in my nails. Thank you very much!!!Recomend 100%
Rosemarie Parker
Rosemarie Parker
Best £65 I have ever spent,no more pain when I walk.will highly recommend.thank you .
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