What is Gait Analysis?
Gait analysis provides runners with essential information about their running style. This information is always important, as no matter how long you have been running, knowing your running style plays a crucial part in selecting the right shoes.
Gait analysis involves running for a few minutes on a treadmill while a recording by our foot care practitioner (Ryan Clements of NC Foot Health Clinic - MAFHP, DipBMec, MSSF, BScHons) , who will then explain their findings in simple terms. Runners can then choose which shoes they prefer/like- selecting cushioning, structured cushioning and maximum support - based on the results.
As well as helping runners to find the right shoe by assessing the movement of the foot, video gait analysis also looks at leg and body movement to see if running efficiency can be improved. By slowing the video down and viewing the different running stages in detail, we can help identify certain movements which may be triggering injuries or reducing efficiency.
When you come in for your gait analysis, one of our experienced team members will first discuss your running with you, asking details such as your goals, any injury history, the types of surfaces that you run on and the distances you are running. These can all have a bearing on the shoes that are recommended. It is always best to bring the shoes that you have been running in recently as they show a lot of clues about your running history to date. It doesn’t matter how old they are or what condition they are in!
Appointments are essential for gait analysis. To book, Please email or call us and a member of the team will be able to assist you.