Gait Analysis Services

Gait analysis is of fundamental importance in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Most foot and ankle specialists initially examine the patient in the seated position to determine position, range of motion and strength, leg length, and gross deformity. Then, the patient stands to enable assessment of the alignment of the feet, ankles, knees, legs, and hips. Finally, the patient is asked to walk and/or run to enable a more functional assessment of the lower extremity, as well as to measure the effects of body weight, form, and posture.

Gait analysis can be accomplished in a quiet hallway in the office, on a treadmill, or using more advanced techniques, such as computerized gait analysis. Often, gait will be recorded with slow motion video and reviewed. Your podiatrist will determine which method of examination is best for you.

For example, equinus (limitation of upward bending or dorsiflexion of the ankle), is commonly found in about 25% of the overall population, and has been associated with over 96% of biomechanically-related, repetitive motion foot and ankle injuries, as well as lower back pain. Limited ankle dorsiflexion may cause abnormal compensation during walking and running, including excessive internal or external rotation of the leg, knee, and hip, as well as excessive pronation (flattening) of the foot. The effect of equinus in gait occurs when body weight passes over the leg during mid-stance and is best seen during gait analysis. This condition can be particularly destructive in runners as the cadence slows and stride length increases. Once identified, these are treatable with physical therapy, proper shoe selection, and orthotics.

Gait analysis is fundamental in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle issues.

FASMA Doctors Performing This Specialty / Service

Dr. Ian Beiser

Washington, DC (19th Street)
Dr. Man Cho

Reston, VA
Dr. Louis DeFazio

Clarksville, MD
Dr. Reema Dua

Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
Podiatrist Dr. Mo Esmaili DPM Dr. Mohammad Esmaili

Kensington, MD
Dr. Brandy Grahn

Gettysburg, PA Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Michelle Le

Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
Podiatrist in Columbia, MD Dr. Andrew Liss

Columbia, MD Kensington, MD
Podiatrist Dr. Eric Masternick DPM Dr. Eric Masternick

Reston, VA
Dr. Alexander Mount

Richmond, VA
Dr. Jenny Nguyen

Pasadena, MD
Dr. Alex Olivera

Columbia, MD Kensington, MD
Dr. Robert Pica

Richmond, VA
Dr. Mark Roemer

Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Betsy F. Rosenthal

Hagerstown, MD
Dr. Seth Rubenstein

Reston, VA
Dr. Sagar Shah

Colonial Heights, VA Richmond, VA

Locations

  1. Washington, DC (19th Street)
    1145 19th Street NW Suite 605
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: (202) 833-9109
    Fax: (202) 833-5762

  2. Holly Springs, NC
    1004 Werrington Drive, Ste. 300
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    Phone: 919-850-9111
    Fax: 919-850-2499

  3. Raleigh, NC (Millbrook)
    1418 E. Millbrook Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Phone: 919-850-9111
    Fax: 919-850-2499

  4. Reston, VA
    1860 Town Center Drive Suite 220
    Reston, VA 20190
    Phone: (703) 391-0211
    Fax: (703) 880-1192

  5. Gastonia
    251 Wilmont Dr
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    Phone: 704-861-0425

  6. Clarksville, MD
    6100 Day Long Lane Suite 208
    Clarksville, MD 21029
    Phone: (443) 535-8770
    Fax: (443) 535-8775

  7. Rockville, MD (North Bethesda)
    11801 Rockville Pike Suite 105
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Phone: (301) 881-6222
    Fax: (301) 881-1639

  8. Rockville, MD (Shady Grove Rd)
    15215 Shady Grove Rd Suite 307
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Phone: (240) 268-7450
    Fax: (301) 949-8833

  9. Wheaton, MD
    2730 University Blvd. W. Suite 1000
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: (301) 949-3668
    Fax: (301) 949-8833

  10. Kensington, MD
    10901 Connecticut Avenue Suite 200
    Kensington, MD 20895
    Phone: (301) 949-2000
    Fax: (301) 949-2002

  11. Silver Spring, MD (International Drive)
    3801 International Drive Suite 204
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Phone: (301) 598-0130
    Fax: (301) 598-5091

  12. Gettysburg, PA
    506 W. Middle Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Phone: 717-778-3338
    Fax: 717-778-3340

  13. Hagerstown, MD
    11110 Medical Campus Road Suite 100
    Hagerstown, MD 21742
    Phone: (301) 739-1575
    Fax: (301) 739-1578

  14. Harrisburg, PA
    4033 Linglestown Road Suite 1
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    Phone: 717-651-0000

  15. Silver Spring, MD (MedStar-Leisure World)
    3305 N Leisure World Blvd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Phone: 301-598-0130
    Fax: 301-598-5091

  16. Frederick, MD (Thomas Johnson Drive)
    63 Thomas Johnson Dr Suite C
    Frederick, MD 21702
    Phone: (301) 696-0818
    Fax: (301) 696-8872

  17. Columbia, MD
    11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 204
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Phone: (410) 730-2623
    Fax: (410) 992-4779

  18. Richmond, VA
    1465 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: 804-320-3668
    Fax: 804-320-2600

  19. Pasadena, MD
    8028 Governor Ritchie Hwy Suite 100
    Pasadena, MD 21122
    Phone: (410) 768-5800
    Fax: (410) 768-5806

  20. Silver Spring, MD (Fenton)
    8630 Fenton Street Suite 1
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Phone: (301) 587-5666
    Fax: (301) 589-4479

  21. Washington, DC (1775 K Street)
    1775 K Street NW Suite 580
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: (202) 331-9727
    Fax: (202) 887-0741

  22. Chevy Chase, MD
    5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 945
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Phone: (301) 913-5225
    Fax: (301) 913-9145

  23. Washington, DC (2021 K Street)
    2021 K Street NW Suite 520
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: (202) 223-4616
    Fax: (202) 223-0740

  24. Colonial Heights, VA
    4730 Puddledock Rd.
    Prince George, VA 23875
    Phone: 804-320-3668

  25. Annapolis, MD
    129 Lubrano Drive Suite 303
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Phone: (410) 266-7575
    Fax: (410) 266-7366

  26. Greenbelt, MD
    7501 Greenway Center Dr Suite 810
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Phone: (301) 577-4464
    Fax: (301) 577-4702

  27. Urbana, MD
    3430 Worthington Blvd Suite 101
    Urbana, MD 21704
    Phone: 301-696-0818

  28. Greencastle, PA
    50 Eastern Ave Suite 122
    Greencastle, PA 17225
    Phone: 717-643-0795
    Fax: 717-643-0833

  29. McConnellsburg, PA
    214 Peach Orchard Road
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Phone: (301) 739-1575
    Fax: (301) 739-1578

  30. Newport, PA
    300 Bretz Ct
    Newport, PA 17074
    Phone: 717-651-0000