Get a Running Assessment at The Foot and Leg Clinic
How many miles are you running per week? You’re most likely running well over 1 million steps per year. This is a lot of force for your body to endure. Has your running been accurately assessed to ascertain which muscles of the lower limb are under abnormal loading on every one of these million steps?
Basic Treadmill Analysis ‘V’ Clinical Gait Analysis
Having the correct running shoe certainly seems to be important however there are many other important factors that should be included in running analysis which you don’t usually find when assessed at a running store. These free running store assessments look at whether a foot rolls in or out and shoes are supplied on this basis. However, there is sufficient evidence which suggests that not all “pronated feet” are “bad’ and require correction. There are clinical tests which are performed by clinicians which diagnose foot type and the degree of correction required, if any.
It is important to assess the degree of movement around the ankle, knee, and hip at various stages of the running gait as this will offer an understanding of which muscle groups are over or under active, and which area of a joint is abnormally loaded. Our clinical gait analysis measures the degree of ankle dorsiflexion/plantarflexion and inversion/eversion, knee flexion/extension and abduction/adduction, and hip flexion/extension, from foot strike and through-out the various significant points of the running gait cycle.
What causes an injury?
It is the accumulation of abnormal stress applied to the same muscle group or joint which eventually results in injury (strain).