3 dimensional (3D) biomechanical gait analysis techniques assist practitioners in their diagnosis, planning, and decision making, for patients and athletes suffering injury or impairment. 3D biomechanics is routinely integrated within clinical, sporting, and industry applications.
How 3D biomechanics works?
3D motion capture system utilises several infra-red cameras, with reflective markers attached to key body segments, and is considered to be the gold standard in measuring human movement. The precision of these systems is sub millimetre, with a maximum 0.5 mm error. 3D camera system allows assessment of multiplane motion, with high frequency cameras offering greater precision for tracking motion than 2D camera systems
- 3D running gait analysis to correctly diagnose the cause of injury, and subsequent effectiveness of treatment.
- Diagnosis and treatment of patient postural control and movement patterns.
- Sports performance - evaluating inefficient movement patterns
- Workplace - evaluating postural and movement patterns to reduce incidence of work related injuries. Unsafe manual handling, for example, may cause a variety of injuries, and risk assessing can determine which manual handling tasks are hazardous.
- Manual handling & fit for work education
For more information on 3D gait analysis and running correction programs, please click on the following links:
3D Gait Analysis Patient information sheet and consent
Running Technique Correction Program