Initial Contact Phase of Gait


Gait Evaluation Document

Download the evaluation document before filming and placing the Angles

Initial Contact

  • Begins at heel strike (HS)
  • Hip 20-30 degrees flexion
  • Allows for greater distribution of pressure in the hip joint
  • Knee 0-5 degrees flexion
  • Ankle – Neutral (0)


Using the angle tool in Spark Motion measure the hip flexion, knee flexion, and ankle dorsiflexion. Write down the measurements on the Spark Assessment Doc. Snap a screenshot of the Spark Motion screen and upload to us.