Gait Analysis

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Gait Analysis & Orthotics

** Please note the computerised Optogait analysis is temporarily unavailable, but we are still providing physiotherapist lead gait/movement analysis with corrective exercise programmes. Contact us for further details!

CoActive Physio is opening up its own on-site gait lab in January 2017! Combining the expertise of chartered physiotherapists with advanced technology, we bring to Chester an innovative system of movement analysis and functional assessment.

The Optogait optical detection system

The Optogait uses an LED communicating system to acquire numerical parameters in real time for gait, running and jump tests that can be viewed immediately.

This advanced gait analysis is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk or run. It is also commonly used in sports to help athletes run more efficiently and to identify posture-related or movement-related problems in people with injuries.

By acquiring the fundamental parameters of our clients’ gait, Optogait allows our experienced physiotherapists to quantitatively measure underlying mechanical inefficiencies and target any problematic areas. With this information, they can develop the right exercises to properly address the client’s specific needs.

Images are acquired through two cameras which allow synchronization with detected events. You will receive a print off of your gait results and the option to purchase a full written report of the findings/recommendations and DVD of the camera footage.

Optogait Gait Analysis


How we can help you

This system of analysis allows us to evaluate normal and pathological gait. We can look at running, walking, jumping, and static parameters. We can use these readings to help improve sporting technique, address injury rehabilitation, identify deficiencies, postural problems and asymmetries on the basis of data and videos, develop an exercise programme to address these deficiencies and improve your gait. A qualified and experienced physiotherapist will help guide you through your gait data, and highlight areas for improvement – your bespoke programme will include exercises and hands on techniques if appropriate. Further follow up gait analysis sessions will allow you to monitor your progress/improvements.

We can also use this advanced technology to assess you for corrective and supportive orthotics. We sell Interpod orthotics through our gait lab service, which are the next best thing to bespoke orthotics and a fraction of the price. The Interpod orthotics range has been developed by an expert podiatrist in the field and are supported by independent research.

Who will benefit from a session at CoActive Physio’s Gait Lab?

  • Runners/sporting clients who want to improve their technique
  • Patients experiencing pain with walking/running
  • Patients requiring orthotics
  • Clients who are purely interested in having a full gait analysis
  • Anyone and everyone!

Services and prices

Full biomechanical and gait analysis:

  • Full biomechanical assessment including functional movement screen, computerised gait analysis, discussion of results with experienced physiotherapist, individualised corrective exercise programme
  • 50 minute appointment, £80 (includes print off of results)
  • With additional full written report/dvd , £95


Follow up gait analysis:

  • Repeat gait assessment for comparison of results with initial analysis
  • Review of exercise programme and progressions as appropriate
  • 30minute appointment, £45
  • With additional update written report/dvd, £60

For all enquiries, contact or use our online enquiry form

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