In the UK for people aged 55-75 around 30% of years lived with disabilities are due to musculoskeletal (MSK) issues.
Key facts from the World Health Organisation 2022
Approximately 1.71 billion people have musculoskeletal conditions worldwide.
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability in 160 countries.
Musculoskeletal conditions significantly limit mobility and dexterity, leading to early retirement from work, lower levels of well-being and reduced ability to participate in society.
How GaitSmart helps Musculoskeletal Health
Walking more freely helps physical and mental wellbeing. For those experiencing musculoskeletal pain and reduced physical activity, GaitSmart Identifies walking issues and guides people to correct them through a personalised exercise plan.
For the 1 million people who are waiting to receive a hip or knee replacement and the 250,000 who undergo the operation each year, GaitSmart provides pre and post-op gait assessments and personalised exercises to help get back to normal.
For the 8 million people that have hip or knee OA that have access to no drug that can stop or reverse joint damage. GaitSmart provides a quick and simple diagnosis and a personalised exercise plan to help maintain muscle strength.
Falls & Frailty
For the 4 million people that fall each year and the 6 million people in the UK that are considered frail. GaitSmart provides a quantified assessment of gait issues and a personalised strength and balance exercise plan to address these issues.
Hip Replacement, Male 81 y/o
“I wholeheartedly recommend the GaitSmart system. It has helped me enormously over recent years in re-learning the walking process properly – which in turn helps reduce the creation of other problems in other areas.
In short, the GaitSmart system was a fantastic helpmate when I was having a bit of a struggle in re-learning how to walk correctly following a hip replacement. The Hospital Physio gave me exercises on leaving hospital and there was some follow-up. The Physio and I thought I was doing quite well but my wife thought there was something not quite right in my walking movement. Sure enough GaitSmart showed significant problem areas.
I was fortunate enough to hear of the GaitSmart diagnostics equipment and the very straightforward sensor-based test produced an excellent illustration showing where I was going wrong and more importantly how to correct it. The GaitSmart specialist was able to help me understand what I should be doing to correct my uneven way of walking. I followed the instructions and exercises given and could certainly feel the difference. It all seemed so logical and I knew it would be very sensible to continue my new habit. I have had regular GaitSmart checks, all showing improvement.
A more recent GaitSmart check-up, and the resultant illustration has proven to be a great asset as a comparison to previous results and shows quite clearly the improvement I have made. Of course, along with the improvement came new exercises which are again proving to be very helpful.
GaitSmart is a fantastic system, as is the Company and its dedicated team for producing such an efficient medical aide. I just wish it was used more widely by the medical fraternity and just can’t imagine why it isn’t.
“A big thank you to all at Dynamic Metrics, and well done for innovating GaitSmart, a superb piece of medical diagnostic equipment.”
Right hip replacement x 2, left hip replacement x 2, continuous issues over 17 years
I have a lot of problems, both hip and femur replacements, and two back operations and I just wanting to let you know what it (GaitSmart) has done for me is brilliant. I used to throw my leg like I had had a stroke, but I no longer do that, I know this is a trial they are doing and I would like you to tell people who are doing this trial, that this has made such a difference to me, I have finished the trial, but carrying on with all the exercises. I hope this can keep going for more people to benefit from this.