3D Gait Analysis
At BodyWorks, we see a lot of runners – recreational runners and competitive runners alike who run varying distances, anywhere from short distances, sprint triathletes, 10k runners, half marathoners, IronMan competitors, and ultra marathoners. Unfortunately, we also see a lot of running injuries as well!
Many times the running injuries I’ve worked on come with a change or increase in training volume. There are, of course, many different reasons why people get injured running, and gait analysis can help us pinpoint why some injuries occur. To help get an in-depth view of your gait, we offer 3D Gait Analysis, which is the gold standard for analyzing gait. 3D analysis uses 2 cameras with a marker-less system and generates reports on many different gait characteristics, including foot strike pattern, cadence, running economy, step separation, and knee position, along with many other variables.
The process is simple: Ideally, I like to run 3 different tests at different speeds. Each test takes about 30 seconds of running time. I’ll take the data generated and break it down for you and present some of my recommendations in a separate visit.
The reports generated from this can be used to help me or our massage therapists work on areas that may be contributing to injury, pain, or limited range of motion. You can also take these reports back to your orthopedic doctor, physical therapist, running coach, or athletic trainer to help develop treatment or exercise plans to get you back on track with running.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! To schedule your 3D Analysis today, call at 248.688.9260 or email our practice manager, Ericca.