Run3D gait analysis
The incidence of running related injuries is extremely high. This is due to the repetitive nature of running and the result of excessive accumulation of ground reaction forces with every step. 3D gait analysis can help you to reduce your injury risk by identifying factors that could be compromising your movement patterns. If you already have an injury, 3D analysis can help to pinpoint the root cause to your problem so you can begin to effectively rehabilitate your injury.
What is a Run3D gait analysis?
Run3D gait analysis uses infrared cameras to accurately measure the positions of markers attached to a person’s legs. This data is used to create a 3D model and sophisticated software then calculates joint angles and velocities at the pelvis, hip, knee and ankle. These values are compared to a database so that the person’s unique biomechanical profile can be calculated. Additional measures of the person’s flexibility, strength and alignment can also be compared to the database, enabling a clinician to determine the cause of any abnormal biomechanical function and optimise the treatment plan
How can a Run3D assessment help me?
Run3D aims to help you by using objective and measurable data to identify injuries, improve performance, and make better running decisions.
3D gait analysis is the most accurate assessment of running motion using a scientific approach to capture reliable and measureable information.
3D gait analysis will help you to reduce your injury risk by identifying factors that could be compromising your movement patterns.
If you already have an injury, 3D analysis can help to pinpoint the root cause to your problem so you can begin to effectively rehabilitate your injury.
Who is suitable for 3D gait analysis?
3D gait analysis can be beneficial to a wide-range of people, including:
- Runners with an overuse injury
- Runners with a recurring injury
- Runners considering increasing training load
- New runners
- Runners looking to reduce injury rate
- Runners looking to improve performance
- Those involved in a sport that includes running & walking
Run3D Gold assessment
The assessment includes a detailed history which will take into consideration medical history, current or previous injuries and your activity levels/training.
This is followed by a detailed and objective musculoskeletal assessment of your strength, flexibility, motor-control and stability.
You will then be taken through a state-of-the-art 3D gait analysis of you walking/running on the treadmill.
You will receive a detailed written report of your running gait and musculoskeletal function, identifying biomechanical issues, musculoskeletal deficits, asymmetries and performance indicators, which will be discussed with you.
The results will be used to provide you with evidence-based recommendations, which might include exercise therapy, further treatment and gait retraining.
3D gait with fatigue
Most running injuries occur after a period of running & physical fatigue has shown to be a factor in reduced performance and over use injury. Through analysis of pre/post running we are able to observe any changes in a runners mechanics that may increase the stress & loading within the lower limb increasing the risk of injury.
This assessment provides analysis of a pre & post run where we are able to analyse any fatigue related changes within gait that may be related to or be the contributing factor for injury.
You will receive a detailed written report comparing your running gait in a fatigued and non-fatigued state. This will identify biomechanical issues or deficits that may contribute to injury.
The results will be used to provide you with evidence based recommendations which might include exercise therapy, further treatment and gait retraining.
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