RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS
"There is no BEST way to run, but there are lots of BETTER ways"
Running is a skill , and just like swinging a golf club or hitting a tennis ball, there are better ways to do things. If it hurts to run, it also makes sense to check how you are doing it!
Certain characteristics of running technique have been shown to be related to running economy (Folland 2017, Moore 2016) AND injury. (Luedke 2016, Chan 2017, Napier 2018). Read more about injury in our blog here.
There is also a growing body of research that shows how running gait can be used to aid in the recovery from many running injuries including knee pain (patellofemoral pain), medial tibial stress syndrome, exercise-induced leg pain & ITB pain (read more here).
With a running gait assessment, we record you running on our in-clinic treadmill, and then analyze the footage for a range of characteristics including:
Can you change how you run? In short YES, but read more in our blog here
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Head on over to our blog where we have written a number of informative articles on running injury and performance. Click here
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