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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Gait Laboratory

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Visiting the lab

On arrival at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, patients should report to the Tebbit Centre reception.

They need to bring a pair of shorts, and any walking aids or orthotics they are using.

The gait analysis procedure involves:

  • taking the history
  • clinical assessment - a clinician will assess the joints and muscles in both legs
  • data collection - after sticking reflective markers on both legs, the patient will be asked to walk up and down the laboratory a number of times.

The whole process may take anywhere between one and three hours.

Please also have a look at our children's page.