Gait Analysis for Cerebral Palsy
Gait analysis for cerebral palsy evaluates the movements of the lower body while walking.
Gait analysis uses:
Why It Is Done
For a person with cerebral palsy, gait analysis can be used to:
Gait analysis can show the exact movement of the lower body as a person walks.
Gait analysis is not painful, and usual activities can resume as soon as the test is completed.
What To Think About
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 needs.
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