A running analysis is an in-depth evaluation that looks for the root cause of your pain complaint or chronic symptoms you experience when running. It is a necessary exam for the runner who is stuck in the viscous cycle of obtaining temporary relief of their symptoms, only to return to running and have everything come right back again.
Why choose us?
When you choose
California Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.
About our team
Our physical therapists are specially trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day life while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages, and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.
At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enables free movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to their appointments.
Running Analysis Benefits
Having a gait analysis done can be an excellent way to reduce your daily pain, whether or not you're a runner. It will pick up on issues with your stride, unusual head or arm position, and any other issues hiding in your walking patterns.
A Running Analysis provides crucial information for runners, including:
- Information about your running style
- An understanding of your level of pronation
- An analysis of your leg and body movement to pinpoint areas that may be affecting performance and efficiency
Running Analysis Techniques
Running Gait Analysis is a study of the running process. You might have done an analysis of your foot arch at the footwear store before but that is just a part of the entire Running Gait Analysis. In RGA, slow motion video capture is used to record the entire gait cycle, from the initial foot strike through to the end of the swing phase. This analysis covers your body movement from top-to-toe, so it considers how the other parts of your body, such as the knees, arms and hips, are moving. There are significant benefits from completing RGA for everyone — from occasional runners to marathon semi-professionals.