Gait analysis helps show us where we are following inefficient sports practices or how the way we carry out specific routines affect our posture or our standing position.
A runner, for example, may experience restricted movement in their calf muscle if their foot happens to go inwards when they run. Therefore, having an understanding of our body’s mechanics and our habits enables us to assess, diagnose, treat and get you back to complete health.
All activities we perform, from walking to standing still has a unique bodily pattern that can change and develop over time. By analysing how we run and the effects this has on our body, particularly our feet, we can see that more information, knowledge and education is important to correct, improve and avoid injury.
Our movements are affected by several different habits. Through biomechanics, we can understand our mobility, the stability of our bodies, how flexible we are and our overall muscle strength.
Unless you can identify where these dysfunctional movement patterns come from, you are at an increased risk of injury.
“Nobody is taught how to run; we just ‘fall’ into a run.”
We will take you through a series of videos to analyse how you run, over a period of eight-twelve weeks. During this time, we record how you run, what your unique biomechanical movements are and explore how to prevent the likelihood of injury.
Next, we will then create strategies for when you are home, to ensure you return to complete health and achieve your goals with our full support.
What are the signs that you may need gait analysis?
Indicators that suggest you would benefit from gait analysis include:
We have extensive experience and knowledge in working with athletes and recreational runners, and we have a passion for ensuring that you achieve complete health from the feet up.
Not only are we here to support you when you require treatment, but we also prioritise proactively preventing pain and injury. Book a Podiatry appointment for in-depth advice and guidance.
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