OPTRA Care, in association with Dr Jayanth S Sampath and Bangalore Institute of Movement Research and Analysis (BIMRA) is presenting 3D gait analysis system for comprehensive gait and posture analysis. We pride ourselves in offering you the most accurate and state of the art assessment facility which immensely helps on informed decision making towards a variety of treatment procedures ranging from Cerebral Palsy to Musculoskeletal Injuries.
What is 3-D Gait Analysis?
It is the most detailed and accurate method of analysing human movement. We use infrared cameras and force platforms to gather information about movement of the body. Using powerful software, a 3-D model of the patient’s body is constructed. The system also provides detailed 3-D graphs of movement at every level of the leg. Dynamic electro-myography (EMG) is also performed to gather data about muscle activation and timing.
What conditions are helped by 3-D Gait Analysis?
- Cerebral palsy (Children and adults who are able to walk with or without support)
- Post Stroke rehabilitation
- Post-polio residual paralysis
- Individuals with artificial limbs (prosthesis)
- Any neurological or motor problem where the treating clinician wants further information
- Athletes and sports persons with injuries or for performance enhancements
Tell us more about the process of gait analysis
The entire process takes approximately 2 – 3 hours. We initially take a detailed history and conduct a physical examination. Shiny markers are secured using stickers to specific points on the body. You have to walk a few times up and down the lab on a walkway. And, that’s it!!
The system automatically gathers data in 3-D at the rate of 100 times per second! It is entirely pain free and harmless. No radiation (such as x-rays) is involved. A powerful computer then produces a 3-D model of the subject which is compared to normal human walking parameters.
We spend a few hours analysing the data and aim to have a detailed report of your walking within 7 – 10 days. If you have been referred to us by a therapist or doctor, we will speak personally to them in order to explain the results and our recommendations for further treatment.
Where is 3-D Gait Analysis essential?
Human walking is an extremely complex process. It is difficult to understand and analyse just by looking (visual gait analysis). Simple visual analysis and 2-D videos are inadequate and lead to errors in decision making. Some professionals/organizations claim to perform “Gait Analysis” using only EMG based devices, which is far less than to be accurate and does not fetch necessary comprehensive data to make an informed decision.
3-D Gait Analysis is the gold standard throughout the world. It is a must prior to any treatment/ intervention/ surgery for walking problems. The commonest problem for which surgery is performed is CEREBRAL PALSY.
Therefore every child (or adult) with cerebral palsy who is undergoing surgery or interventions such as Botox injections MUST undergo 3-D Gait Analysis in order to prevent errors in decision making and to obtain the best result from surgery.
IF YOU KNOW OF A CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY WHO HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED SURGERY, MAKE SURE 3-D GAIT ANALYSIS IS PERFORMED PRIOR TO THE INTERVENTION.
To know more about gait analysis and to understand how it can help you, your child or someone you know, call us at the numbers provided at the top of this page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org