Running Partner

RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS

HOW DOES A RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS WORK?

We absolutely love our process.  We start with a full work up:

  • Comprehensive Medical and Injury Assessment

  • History with running / walking

  • Goals for your time on 2 feet

  • Shoe analysis

  • Flexibility

  • Upper and Lower body Strength

  • Core muscle endurance 

  • Movement pattern screening

  • Pain and provocations tests

  • Video Gait Analysis

Then, once we put all those pieces together, we can come up with a way to support your body in getting through the miles easier, fastier, or healthier.  It may be as simple as a few exercises to address muscle imbalances. Or it might be as complex as reworking your stride or arm swing to make sure you aren’t overloading certain areas that can break down, causing fatigue or pain.  

We end up actively running with almost all of our clients.  It isn’t enough to TELL someone how to make changes in an activity most of us have done since childhood.  Helping clients understand what they are doing, giving them clear feedback, and reinforcing what it FEELS like as you’re moving optimally is truly the key to making lasting changes for the better.  

We will also speak into your cross training choices - weights, flexibility, cardio, core training - to make sure that you aren’t wasting your time with the WRONG type of cross training for your needs.  Recovery, sleep, hydration, nutrition, programming - we love to help you round out all of these areas so you can reach your peak experience.  

From newbie runners to ultrarunners to olympic hopefuls, we’ve got you covered. 

BENEFITS OF OUR RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS

Whether you're new to running or a seasoned elite....

CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED AS A PART OF A RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Knee pain

  • Low back pain

  • Hip pain

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Lower extremity tendonitis

  • Ankle injuries

  • Foot injuries

  • Iliotibial (IT) band injuries

  • Shin splints

  • Stress fractures 

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Bunions

  • Hip labral tears

  • SI joint pain

  • Slowness ; )