More people participate in running than any other sport worldwide – whether on treadmills, tracks, squash courts or footy fields…sometimes even for trams. We’re all runners, and it is important for us to do it well.
Running efficiently is crucial to avoiding injury and maximising endurance.
The theory goes that our human ancestors evolved to run great distances and had the smarts to take some water, allowing them to wear out and dehydrate the faster prey with pure staying power in the pursuit…but unless you’re built like a Kalahari bushman, chances are our modern lifestyle has left you in need of a little help with your running form.
Running Gait Analysis
Running gait analysis can identify mechanical imbalances and dysfunctions that occur when you run (even those that appear 10km into a run) so that they can be corrected. Rectifying these problems can help to improve performance, reduce pain and reduce the likelihood of your hips and knees becoming prematurely arthritic.
Simply put, if you love to run we can help you do it better, for longer.
What we treat
Many sporting injuries are caused by poor running mechanics, and it can be difficult to determine exactly what is going wrong without the correct tools. An accurate analysis of your form with some targeted interventions and professional advice can help you avoid injuries caused by running.
Common running injuries include:
- Back, hip and knee pain
- Patello-femoral pain and patella tendonitis
- Calf pain, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints and stress fractures
- Hamstring strains and Groin pain
MOH analysis involves watching you walk and run on a treadmill – we’ll even film it so that we can play it back later, frame by frame.
How we treat
We’ll look at the way you move to identify any abnormal movement patterns which are usually caused by muscular imbalances and stiff joints but can also be caused by structural problems like torn ligaments, arthritic joints or even anatomical abnormalities.
If we find an abnormality in your running mechanics, we’ll examine you further to accurately diagnose or rule out any structural variation or pathology and then we’ll get down to the business of correcting your gait.
To correct your gait we can use hands on treatment, corrective exercises, advice on running shoes to suit your individual running style and even advice on orthotics to limit the impact of your altered running mechanics.
So if you get pain during or after running or even walking, come in and see one of our friendly osteopaths…if you’re not sure if we can help you we’ll happily do a 15 minute assessment free of charge so we can be sure we’re not wasting your time or money.
Why Choose Us?
“We’ve made it our mission to provide the best quality care we possibly can; every patient, every time!”
If at any time, you are not satisfied with our care or service, contact us and we’ll happily arrange a free second opinion with another MOH practitioner.
Want to book an appointment?
If you would like to book in for a Running Gait Analysis, please click here.
If you can’t find a time that’s convenient just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you.
Still not sure?
If you’re not sure if we can help or what type of treatment you might need, book in for a free 15 minute pain and injury assessment and we’ll help get you on the path to recovery.