Running Gait Analysis
Running is key to many sports and running to keep fit is increasingly more popular. Surprisingly many of us have erroneous running technique and if uncorrected will lead to injuries such as runner’s knee or Achilles tendinopathy (pain around the back of the ankle).
Running Gait Correction
Most of these running faults can be picked up through video gait analysis. At BMJ Physiotherapy, we use slow motion video capture to further capture these aberrant movement. The more common biomechanical errors are knocking of the knees and over-pronation of the foot.
A systematic musculoskeletal assessment then follows to find out if the erroneous running pattern is due to poor technique or weak/stiff muscles or joints. Specific exercises and running drill can then be taught to correct your running gait.