Who can benefit from a running gait analysis?
Anyone wanting to improve performance, prevent injury, or address pain associated with running or walking would benefit from a gait analysis. The running gait analysis can be a cash pay service, or part of a physical therapy regimen.
Is the BCSM running gait analysis different from a running store gait analysis?
There are several quality running stores that offer a free running shoe analysis. They are good for selecting the appropriate footwear to use when running. The gait analysis at BCSM includes evaluation of your medical history, strength, flexibility, and all facets of your gait from head to toe. We will also suggest drills, gait modification strategies, exercises, and stretches to help improve your running form.
What information would I get from a gait analysis?
A detailed assessment of your gait mechanics is provided to identify the mechanical issues related to your pain or performance limitations. Modifications in running or walking technique, or development of a specific therapy program are then provided based on each individual’s needs. If orthotics are needed to improve the body’s alignment, specifics regarding proper orthotic design will be provided. We will also provide information on the best type of shoe for your needs.