The original concept behind introducing High Speed digital video gait analysis to our practice was driven by our desire to better explain/demonstrate our clinical findings to our patients regarding their biomechanical anomalies and how this impacts how they walk. Very often attempting to describe normal gait or foot function can prove difficult for some individuals to visualize.
Very quickly after its introduction in March 2012 not only were we overwhelmed with the positive response from our patients regarding their ability to now, dynamically visualize their foot function, but we as clinical specialists realised that this new tool could enhance our diagnostic abilities.
Seeing biomechanical abnormalities during the gait cycle with even the trained eye of a clinical specialist has never been an easy task. Furthermore it has been limited during assessment to one view of the subject at a time. The PediGait systems we have installed in both our Brantford and Mississauga locations make this task much easier by enabling our specialists to record a subject from 4 simultaneous high speed digital cameras. Afterwards, the file can be reviewed frame by frame or at slow speed and enables medical consultation. Coupled with this is the ability to apply overlying grids to the images, place landmarks, and make side by side comparisons of same subjects allowing before and after comparisons.