Simply stated the gait cycle is the manner in which we walk. Throughout the gait cycle there are different phases that take place:
A normal gait cycle reduces direct impact over weight bearing joints, such as the lower spine, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. If one or more of these areas are painful or stiff, the gait cycle will change to minimize use of these areas, leading to overloading otherwise healthy joints. When performing our biomechanical analysis we can assess the impacts and properly recommend a footwear and orthotic solution to meet your needs, help reduce risk of injury, or provide prevention to potential injuries and muscle fatigue.
At Fleet Feet Orlando, all of our guests receive a video analysis, which allows us to properly assess the type of shoe each person needs. We do not recommend specific shoe brands but instead focus on the level of stability or cushion appropriate for you biomechanical needs.