Gait analysis in Chicago

Every step you take can, quite literally, be a step in the wrong direction.

Your gait is the manner or style of your walk – and it is unique for everyone. Unfortunately, bad habits such as poor posture and other factors can cause us to walk in a way that isn’t all that healthy for our bodies.

It’s hard to grasp that the way you walk (and in general how you move) can contribute to illness, but it’s true. Pain, running injuries, arthritis, knee and back issues and numerous other health problems can all be linked to the biomechanics of how you move.

By having a professional analysis of your gait, our practitioners will be able to provide recommendations that can reduce pain, prevent injury and improve performance. It’s also a great way to boost your confidence.

Poor posture can also cause a wide range of health problems, including:

  • improper breathing
  • lack of blood/oxygen flow to the muscles,  the brain and other vital organs
  • chronic pain and tension in the neck, back, hips, shoulders and chest
  • herniated disc, pinched nerves, frozen shoulder, sciatica and other painful conditions
  • physical deformity such as swayback or neck hump
  • decline in physical attractiveness
  • feelings of ugliness or low self-worth
  • anxiety and depression
  • stomach upset or digestive disorders
  • chronic fatigue, and numerous other problems

Take a step in the right direction – come visit us at American Back Center.
We’ll get you up and walking like a pro in no time.
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