Running Gait Analysis West London

3D Biomechanics Assessment 

What is a GAIT analysis?

Running analysis is a detailed assessment of your running style. It looks at stride mechanics and how the body moves during running to help:

  • Optimise technique
  • Prevent injuries
  • Maximise performance potential

At our performance-focused clinic, we specialise in refining running mechanics to elevate athletic capabilities and achieve peak performance levels.

We begin with an in-depth assessment of your running style, efficiency, applied forces, and potential injury risks. And we listen to your story, so we can fully understand your history, where you are now and where you want to be.

With this information we will provide you with the knowledge and plan you need to transform you into a skilled, injury-free runner.

Who can benefit from a GAIT analysis?

Running & Gait assessments are designed to help you reach your goals, whether you are preparing for a marathon, your first 5K run or if you’ve just started running for the first time.

It’s invaluable for those seeking:

  • Injury prevention
  • Improved technique
  • Performance enhancement
  • Rehabilitation
  • Running pain-free

Anyone aiming for better efficiency, reduced injury risk, or increased running prowess can gain significant advantages from this detailed movement assessment.

What should I expect from my running analysis & assessment?

Our running analysis uses the most advanced 3D cameras to analyse your run, giving immediate, objective feedback.

There are 3 steps in our assessment to transform you into the strong confident runner you want to be.

  1. Analysis: Detailed examination of the gathered data to identify biomechanical patterns, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
  2. Plan: Tailoring a personalised programme focusing on technique refinement, strength training, and specific exercises to address identified issues.
  3. Implement: Implementing the prescribed plan while continuously monitoring progress, making adjustments as needed for optimal results and injury prevention. 

How do we get you running better?

Below are the different types of data we collect during your gait and running assessment; this information helps us find the perfect plan for your journey.

Stride length, a key aspect of running, impacts speed and efficiency. It’s the distance covered between steps, influenced by technique adjustments like increased height and reduced ground contact for improved performance.

Ground contact time refers to the duration between foot touchdown and lift-off. This metric is pivotal in enhancing running efficiency and form. Studies highlight that top runners exhibit minimal contact times, making training to reduce this duration a key strategy for performance enhancement.

Throughout your running assessment we look at head and trunk position, in conjunction with arm movement.

These elements optimise balance, reduce energy waste, and support overall performance while preventing potential injuries.

During your running evaluation, continual monitoring detects any load asymmetry.

Unequal load distribution is often flagged as a running injury risk.

Such imbalance might arise from varying muscle strength, motion, flexibility, balance, or mechanics between both sides of the body.

Cadence, the number of steps per minute, profoundly impacts running efficiency and speed. Increasing cadence often leads to reduced stress on joints, enhanced energy distribution, and improved overall performance.

How do I book a gait analysis at Chiswick Physio?

To book an appointment at Chiswick Physio, please contact our West London clinic via phone at  +447900603617 or visit our website to schedule an appointment online.

FAQs

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Is a gait analysis worth it?

Absolutely, gait analysis is immensely valuable. While we might invest significant time and money in finding the perfect shoes, the true solution lies in understanding our running technique and movement. Gait analysis addresses the root cause of issues, offering insights that can’t be purchased, leading to more effective and lasting solutions than simply buying gear.

Why is a gait analysis important?

Gait and running analysis are crucial for several reasons. They provide insights into biomechanics, helping optimise performance, prevent injuries, and tailor rehabilitation programs. Understanding individual movement patterns enhances efficiency, reduces risks, and supports long-term athletic well-being.

How long will the gait analysis take?

The gait and running analysis takes 60 minutes. This duration allows for a thorough assessment of your running technique, comprehensive data collection, and detailed analysis. With this information we will have a comprehensive understanding of your movement patterns and can devise a personalised treatment plan, and offer recommendations tailored to enhance your running efficiency and prevent potential injuries.

I currently have an injury. Can I complete a gait analysis?

Yes, a running analysis can be beneficial when you have an injury. We treat many running injuries at the clinic, from acute to chronic.It helps identify movement patterns contributing to the injury, aids in rehabilitation, and guides adjustments to prevent future issues, ensuring a safe return to running with improved mechanics.

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