Gait Workshop

Gait Analysis and Biomechanics Workshop with Katy Lush-Striebinger of Physicalmind Institute

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Gait is the way in which we move our whole body from one point to another. Each person’s individual pattern is distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall. Gait analysis is a method used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanical abnormalities. Analysis usually involves observation of walking and running patterns, noting in particular the habitual motion of the feet, ankles, knees and hips.

Biomechanical problems are usually caused by muscular imbalances (tight muscles working against weak muscles) and many injuries are often caused, at least in part, by poor biomechanics relating to gait.

Learn how to use gait analysis as another diagnostic tool to help clients attain the best movement efficiency possible. Mat exercises and the use of Pilates equipment are used to activate specific muscle groups essential for a coordinated, efficient gait pattern. Avoiding injuries and elderly gait deterioration are explored as well.