How Can A Running Gait Analysis Help Me?

Gait Analysis is a method for identifying biomechanical abnormalities in the gait cycle, in other words, it’s a tool used to assess the way in which you walk and run. Gait analysis is the process of walking and running on a treadmill while an expert records your steps (or gait) with a camera or iPad. This expert then watches the video back in slow motion to see what happens when your feet hit the ground–maybe they roll inwards so your arches hit the ground (known as pronation) or outwards (called supination). Gait analysis can be beneficial in identifying any overactive or under-active muscles in the feet, legs, hips, or core, which could lead to potential injuries and inefficiencies in the future. Once you know your problem areas, you can focus on strengthening them and avoiding injury.

Do You Want To Train Harder But Avoid Injury?

If so, consider a Running Gait Analysis! A Running Gait Analysis can offer cues to remedy common running ailments and prevent overuse injuries, as well as help you to understand how to improve your running mechanics via corrective drills and exercises. During your analysis you may also receive suggestions about more optimal shoes or after-market orthotic inserts. It’s typical for a runners gait characteristics to vary between their left and right legs and to change dramatically from year to year, so having an analysis done annually can help keep a runner running over their lifespan!

Paul Morrison, DPT
STARS Curtis
901 N. Curtis Rd. Suite 204
Boise, ID 83706

Phone: 208-367-3315
Fax: 208-367-8944

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