Today we are talking about Running Gait Analysis.
Like all complex skills, running can be learned, improved and changed. Physiotherapists are able to offer running gait analysis to determine changes that could be made to improve your running action and to make your movement more efficient. This could be for any person who plays a running sport, casual runners, marathon runners, or people returning to sport or running post-injury.
The most common running injuries come from doing too much too fast in relation to training, pushing past the body’s boundaries, and a lack of flexibility or strength. We traditionally recommend the “10% rule” to guide progressions in running, with a 10% increase recommended per week in either distance, speed or incline (not all 3). This increase should only be undertaken on each week that running and training has been pain free.
I hope you find this of interest and, of course, if you need advice on technique, injuries, recovery and exercises specific to your individual needs, Lynette or I can help.