Biomechanical Evaluation of the Foot and Lower Extremity Gait Analysis

Restorative Therapies - PT, OT, Speech - Mercy - Baltimore

The Center for Restorative Therapies at Mercy in Baltimore offers biomechanical evaluation of the foot and lower extremity gait analysis. These tests provide orthopedic surgeons with information about the patient’s foot that will help with diagnosis and treatment.

Types of Biomechanical Evaluation of the Foot and Lower Extremity Gait Analysis

The EMED and PEDAR systems are sophisticated tools used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of foot pathology.

The EMED platform system evaluates the amount of pressure, location and time of pressure on the bottom of the foot when standing or walking. This analysis assists the orthopedic surgeon in making a differential diagnosis of foot symptoms and in evaluating surgical outcomes in order to choose the best treatment option possible for the patient.

The PEDAR system is an in-the-shoe foot pressure analysis system that is critical in assessing foot pain and treatment options such as foot orthotics.