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Video Gait Analysis

Video Gait Analysis

If you are an athlete with running injuries, Dynamic Video Gait Analysis (DVGA) may help solve your injury problem. MedStar Sports Medicine’s experts are able to assess problems of the foot and lower extremity that may be causing your pain or symptoms.

DVGA helps assess the following:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Shin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain

Multiple high-speed cameras identify reflective markers placed on several joints of the body, including the trunk, hip, knees, and feet. These markers are a reference point for several camera angles, which pick up any abnormal movement of these joints while a patient runs on a treadmill. Once the motion is recorded, a specialized computer software program pinpoints which joints are functioning incorrectly.

If joint alignment problems are discovered, a personalized sports medicine program is developed for the runner, which may include physical therapy for strengthening and flexibility, orthotic devices, or training and shoe modifications.