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Your Gait & It’s Importance


At Toorak Village Podiatry, we specialise in professional Biomechanics & Gait Analysis Testing to determine the correct level of movement in your feet, ankles, knees, hips and back.

If you’re experiencing a niggling foot injury, shin splints, bunions or common stress fractures, this may be attributed to poor gait mechanics.

Let’s look at some reasons why a healthy gait is important and the role it plays in maintaining healthy joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles.


A Digital Gait Analysis Test is the first step towards diagnosing your exact cause of pain.

Using a combination of Digital Gait Analysis and In-Shoe Motion Analysis Technology, we’ll determine any visible imbalances that may be present while you walk and run. Some of the things we look for include muscle weakness, joint immobilisation, poor technique, as well as incorrect footwear that could be contributing to poor gait performance.

Once we’ve ascertained the root cause of the problem, we’ll put together a self-care plan to help treat the pain in the most effective way possible.


This includes recommendations such as appropriate footwear and orthotics, muscle strengthening exercises, joint mobilisation techniques and injury prevention advice to help you manage the pain better.

A Gait Test Helps Identify Strong & Weak Muscles

During a Gait Analysis Test, we’re able to observe muscles that are under or over performing - providing us with valuable insight into the biomechanical issues such as movement, flow and general muscle support (or lack thereof).

Once we’ve made a professional diagnosis, our specialist team of podiatrists will provide you with expert advice and appropriate foot solutions to assist in a speedier recovery.

Whether you’re experiencing painful calluses, chronic foot pain, Achilles tightness or hip/knee pain soreness, undergoing a Gait Analysis Test will help highlight your individual foot biomechanics in greater detail.

What are some of the benefits of undertaking a Gait Analysis Test?

  • We use a combination of video technology, treadmills and other tests to assess the current state of your body mechanics, pronation type & individual walking & running traits.
  • It supplies us with a substantial amount of data relating to movement on the knees, ankles, hips, feet and back – enabling our podiatrists to correctly diagnose the exact cause of your injury.
  • A Gait Analysis is an excellent tool that allows your podiatrist to create long-term pain management solutions such as targeted exercises and foot therapies.
  • If you suffer from Bunions, Achilles Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Arch Pain or Heel Pain, a Gait Analysis Test is highly effective at treating a range of common foot conditions.

Got more questions? If you’re not quite sure what to expect, our team will go through a thorough consultation with you, explaining in greater detail the series of steps involved.

To arrange a professional Gait Analysis Assessment, please give Toorak Village Podiatry a call today on (03) 9827 9263.

We’re here to help restore your feet back to full health.