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Running Gait Assessment
Running is becoming increasingly more popular, especially amongst middle-aged women. In Townsville we’ve experienced a huge attraction towards trail running and adventurethons.
Whilst running has numerous health benefits, it is also associated with a high rate of injury. In a 12 month period, upwards of 60% of runners may succumb to a running injury which will put them out for a period of time. And quite ironically, the weakest part of a runner’s body is often their lower legs and feet!
Common over-use injuries seen in runners:
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel pain)
- Achilles tendon pain
- Shin pain
- Knee pain (patellofemoral joint syndrome, ITB syndrome, chondromalacia patella & more)
- Low back pain
- Stress Fractures (tibial and metatarsal)
- Sesamoid injuries
- Forefoot pain (capsulitis, morton’s neuroma, intermetatarsal bursitis etc)
- Posterior tibialis tendon pain
At Foundation Podiatry we offer both experienced and novice runners a detailed Running Gait Assessment, which involves:
- Medical and exercise history taking
- Comprehensive Biomechanical Assessment
- Footwear assessment and recommendations
- Running gait assessment on treadmill and outdoors
- Mobility, proprioception and strength exercises
- Running technique tips
The primary goal of our Running Gait Assessment is to identify any potential biomechanical weakness or imbalances which may increase your risk of injury. From there we can focus on improving your running efficiency which will allow you to train and compete at your very best - and have fun while doing it!
Contact our friendly team now for a detailed Running Gait Assessment if you:
- Love your running!
- Want to learn how to run faster and further
- Want to reduce your risk of those sole-destroying running injuries
- New to running and want to learn more
- Not sure which runners to buy
- Already (unfortunately) have a running injury
Running Injury Management at Foundation Podiatry
There are many causes of running injuries and in most cases, it is a combination of several factors that have contributed to the development of the injury. At Foundation Podiatry our experienced Biomechanical Podiatrists understand which factors contribute to each running injury and will help guide the best treatment.
Have your running injuries treated by a runner! Meet Chris Weber - Biomechanical Podiatrist, Running Coach & avid runner
If you are looking to improve your running technique, performance, or even begin running – Take the time to come and see Chris at Foundation Podiatry for a Running Gait Assessment and learn how making the smallest changes can improve your foot health, running performance and running enjoyment.
Strength training for runners - is it beneficial?
Strength training can be beneficial for runners. Book a Running Gait Analysis session and learn the “right” exercises, when to do them, how to do them and how to incorporate them into your running program.