Gait analysis for
cerebral palsy evaluates the movements of the lower
body while walking.
Gait analysis uses:
For a person with cerebral palsy, gait analysis can be used
Gait analysis can show the exact movement of the lower body as a
Gait analysis is not painful, and usual activities can resume as
soon as the test is completed.
There are no health risks with gait analysis.
Gait analysis is not available in all areas. It needs to be done by
a qualified and specially trained health professional.
Gait analysis is an expensive test. But in the long run, it
may save time and money because the test can help guide treatment, prevent
unneeded surgeries, and help a surgeon decide which type of surgery a person
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September 20, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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