Gait analysis, also known as baropodometry tests, involve the insertion of a very thin insole into a patient’s shoe filled with sensors that detect which parts of the feet are exerting the most pressure. These tests are performed by specialist orthopaedic technicians following comprehensive medical evaluations.
This type of examination allows doctors to evaluate a patient’s posture and technique while running, walking, and remaining static. The collected data help doctors plan a patient’s rehabilitation and enable them to provide customized insoles where necessary to offer additional support to the sole of the foot. These insoles can reduce stress on the joints and help discharge any excess pressure in the plantar areas.
Periodic baropodometry tests help doctors evaluate the progress a patient is making during their rehabilitation. By assessing improvements, doctors can adjust treatment plans to maximize the patient’s recovery.