Clinical Gait Analysis Service

The Clinical Gait Analysis Service (CGAS) based at the Kingston Centre in Cheltenham, is a diagnostic service that provides detailed information relating to an individual's walking pattern.

The CGAS multi-disciplinary clinical team consists of a rehabilitation physician, an orthotist, physiotherapists experienced in gait analysis and biomechanists. The team provides a comprehensive assessment of walking including:

  • Medical assessment (if required)
  • Physical examination
  • Split screen video analysis
  • 3-dimensional motion analysis providing kinematics and kinetics +/- EMG
  • Spatiotemporal information using an instrumented walkway

The team will determine if a 3-dimensional assessment is required or if the instrumented walkway will provide sufficient information.

The collection and interpretation of all data assists in individual treatment decision-making for clients with complex walking problems. The service will:
  • Provide detailed reports
  • Make recommendations to the referrer for intervention
  • Promote the best outcome for the client
  • Deliver an interdisciplinary service with staff committed to continuous improvement
  • Be committed to ongoing research into the area of human mobility

Eligibility criteria:

All referrals will be reviewed by the CGAS Manager to ensure that assessments are appropriate to the client's needs. The following admission criteria are recommended:

  • For walkway testing clients must be:
    • Able to walk 50-60m, with a minimum of 10m at a time, with or without a gait aid or assistance
    • Able to cooperate with the assessment
    • Of good health on the day of the assessment
  • For 3-dimensional analysis the following criteria must also be met:
    • At least 16 years of age
    • Minimum speed of 40cm/second
    • Able to walk 100-200m
    • Able to stand for 5-10 minutes at a time

Cost

No out of pocket expenses for clients.  Compensable clients (Workcover and TAC)
  • The cost for one assessment is $1344 (If EMG requested cost will be $1814)
  • The cost for two assessments is $2016

Referral

Referrals will be accepted from:
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Geriatricians
  • General Practitioners
  • Senior Physiotherapists
  • Senior Orthotists

Please note: Clinicians referring must provide a clinical question relating to gait

Referral

T: 9265 1393
F: 9265 1577