With GaitSmart, individuals can understand a key indicator of health – their gait parameters – and know whether they have issues that can affect balance, strength or stability.
GaitSmart tests compare individual gait measurements against the healthy norm and give an easy to understand overall GaitSmart Score.
The GaitSmart Report helps people to understand the cause of any gait issues and enables them to gain more control over their health by addressing the underlying problems.
GaitSmart tests can identify certain conditions that can worsen over time without treatment, including early stage knee osteoarthritis.
Improving gait can reduce the risk of falls and postpone or even prevent the need for joint replacement, allowing individuals to live normal lives for as long as possible.
GaitSmart Reports include suggested exercises that are tailored to the individual’s gait parameters to allow greater self management of care.
GaitSmart intervention consisting of 3-4 tests with personalised exercises given over a period of several months to an elderly cohort has shown to reduce the risk of falls, fear of falls and overall frailty.
Studies have shown that an improvement in gait for post joint replacement patients can improve Performance Related Outcome Measures.
GaitSmart tests can monitor changes in mobility over time, flag issues and assess the efficacy of treatments.
People’s motivation to engage in their own recovery is increased through feedback from regular GaitSmart testing.
Gait abnormalities have been linked with a number of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, MS and dementia.