Running Analysis

More than 50 percent of recreational runners and as many as 90 percent of runners training for a marathon will suffer running-related injuries each year. Analysis of your running form could reveal factors that may be contributing to development of an injury, and also provide insight into how best to structure a treatment plan. Improved running form could also yield performance benefits and help you to set a new personal record. Whether you have been running for years or are just starting out, I provide expert examination and treatment of your running-related concerns.

What can you expect from a running analysis?

Step 1 – Filming Session: I will first discuss your injury history, shoe use, and training/racing routine and goals. I will then use a high-speed camera to capture video footage of your running form from three angles: front, back, and side. I can compare video of you running in up to three** different pairs of shoes if you wish. Filming will be conducted either outdoors (preferable) or on a treadmill. Once videos have been obtained, I will edit and analyze the videos and provide you with results and feedback. Filming sessions typically last 20-30 minutes.

Step 2 – Video Review: I will discuss the elements of good running form, look at sample videos of elite and recreational runners to demonstrate form variation, and discuss these in light of your running gait and your goals (e.g., injury avoidance/recovery, performance goals, etc.). I will discuss approaches to improving your running form, and depending on the outcome of the gait analysis, I might recommend additional form-training sessions, strength and flexibility screening, or manual therapy (ART, massage, etc.). I will discuss whether a new pair of running shoes might be warranted. You will also be provided with digital copies of your videos.

Step 3 – Email Follow-Up: I want to know how things progress with your running, and I include email follow-up with each gait analysis on an as-needed basis for continuing advice and feedback.

Cost for this service is a one time fee of ONLY $99!