Common Walking/Running/Step-Up/down Problems

Your podiatrist is an expert in gait analysis who can quickly assess your motion and mobility issues and provide treatment, exercises or tips to quickly normalise how you walk to reduce your pain, and/or improve your movement and lifestyle.

With injury or illness, your movement patterns can be very different from normal. Please take this short quiz to find out what we may find on your first visit

Please book an appointment at your earliest convenience if you answer yes to any of the  questions in the quiz



  •  Do you dip down at the hip during stance phase,? 

  • Do you suffer from hip bursitis or back pain?

  • Do you find clearing the ground difficult in  your leg or hip during your swing phase?

  • Have you had a stroke? or neurological disorder,

  • Are you able to support the weight fully enough to step with the other leg,

  • Are you concerned that a loss of balance may cause a fall and potential fracture.?

  • Are you  unable to pull up your toes?  (foot drop)

  • Have you ever experienced a trip?

  • Do you have an inability to place your heel on the ground.?

  • Do you sometimes lean too far forward ?

  • Do you push your walking aide (eg stick or frame) too far forward for an inefficient gait.?

  • Do you walk with your weight too far back on your heels, which could cause you to fall backwards.?

  • Do you think you could have poor balance,?

  • Do you walk with one hand on furniture or a wall