Quantitative analysis for the performance of walking. The clinical evaluation of gait is fundamental for quantifying potential alterations induced by aging or neurological/orthopaedic pathologies. This test allows the clinician to demonstrate the functional benefits of a given treatment by assessing 12 spatio-temporal parameters, pelvic kinematics, and symmetry and propulsion indexes. The ease of test execution offers strong repeatability, allowing the clinician to modify the walking conditions and verify the effect of interventions and changes in real time.
Timed Up and Go Test
This is a balance evaluation test which is widely used to assess a patients risk of falling and functional mobility. From a seated position, the patient is required to stand up and walk 3 metres, turn around and return to the seated position. The report includes parameters such as the fluency of sitting and rising, acceleration, speed and angular analysis during rotation and walking pattern analysis.
This test is commonly used to assess the progression of degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson's. The patient is required to walk straight for 5 metres, make a 1 metre wide turn and walk back another 5 metres. The report provides a range of spatio-temporal parameters and compares pre and post turn gait parameters.
6 Minute Walk Test
This is an objective evaluation of residual functional ability in patients with neurological and muscular conditions during a 6 minute analysis of continuous walking over 30m. Strcitly linked with muscle fatigue, this test is ideal for accurately monitoring progress. Similarly to the standard walk test, the report includes a range of spatial-temporal parameters and pelvic kinematics, clearly displaing how these change over time.
The run test is performed on a treadmill to identify any asymmetries or overloading during the running cycle, ideal for rehabilitation and athletic testing. This test provides vital feedback such as energy expenditure, pelvic kinematics, spatial-temporal parameters and symmetry indexes, allowing the clinician to evaluate technical aspects of the run to optimise technique.
The are 7 types of assessment in the jump testing protocol, such as counter movement, squat and drop jumps. All tests check for kinetic and kinematic asymmetrical movement. The reports also feature useful global indexes such as elasticity, coordination, endurance and the Bosco index.