Gait Analysis

[row] [span8] As a runner you have a 70% of becoming injured. Based on this statistic, it is safe to say that optimizing your running gait would put you at an advantage. Becoming a more efficient runner not only improves running times but dramatically decreases the impact of running on your body and your risk of injury.

At Cadence Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in using the most up-to-date research in order to determine what to include in a Functional Gait Analysis. Dr. Angela is a specialist* in the assessment and treatment of running injuries and as a previous varsity track & field athlete, running gait is one of her passions.

A Functional Gait Analysis at Cadence Chiropractic involves the following:

– A video analysis of the runner on a treadmill (runner brings this in),
– A thorough history and discussion of any current physical pain and/or symptoms the runner is experiencing,
– A complete functional physical examination,
– A discussion of running specifics: current mileage, footwear and lifestyle,
– A follow up report including all relevant results and recommendations.

The Gait Analysis evaluates: cadence (steps/minute), noise, foot strike and specific running biomechanics. This analysis, combined with a functional physical assessment and factoring in current symptoms, lifestyle and footwear choices will provide critical information and recommendations to the runner.

You don’t have to be injured to undergo a Gait Analysis. In most cases, prevention of injury is much easier than injury management. It is strongly advised to be proactive and determine the issues before they cause a problem. If you want to improve performance, decrease risk of injury or manage an injury, a Gait Analysis is a great place to start.

(* as per The Running Clinic™)
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