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Oxford Gait Laboratory

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Answers to frequently asked questions

The following information should provide answers to the questions most frequently asked by our patients.


If you wish to attend the appointment you have been allocated you must confirm by calling us as soon as possible after receiving the appointment.

Tel: 01865 227609 or 07876 654082

If the appointment is not confirmed, the slot may be offered to another patient.


If you are unable to attend, please contact us so that we can make an alternative appointment.

Tel: 01865 227609 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find us

Please report to the Tebbit Centre reception. The Oxford Gait Laboratory is behind the Tebbit Centre, and you will be directed there.

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What to bring

For gait analysis please wear shorts and T-shirt.

If it is usual for you to wear splints / orthoses, use a stick or walking frame etc., then please bring these with you.

As the appointment is quite long, feel free to bring a drink or snack.

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Shops, cafes and other facilities

For upper limb assessment please wear a sleeveless shirt / vest and any splints you are using.

Your appointment

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre is a teaching hospital, so there may be an extra person observing for training purposes.

Gait analysis

3D gait analysis is a non-invasive process. We will stick markers and EMGs to the surface of your skin and removed after data collection.

Full 3D gait analysis will take between two and three hours.

A video analysis will take about one and a half hours - you will only be walking for part of this time, and have as much rest time as you need.

A Physiotherapist will carry out the clinical examination and assist you during the walking phase. An Engineer will control and coordinate the collection of data.

Uppler limb assessment

Data collection for upper limb assessment will take about an hour.


We send the results to the referrer within four to five weeks.

We will also send a copy to the patient's Physiotherapist and/or other Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre health professionals involved.

The patient also receives a copy of the report.

Last reviewed:18 September 2023