Knowledge is Power!
The more you understand about your running technique…
The more you understand about the forces that act upon your body while running…
The more you understand about the proper way to manage both the acute and chronic stresses that can take place with running..
The better AND the smarter runner you will become..
Let us show you the way!
You can do this in 2 ways…
Come on in for a running analysis as described below OR
Come to one of our workshops “Becoming a Better, Smarter Runner: A Physical Therapy Perspective” and we will take you through the proper steps of running gait analysis via instruction and demonstration as well as educate you regarding the proper way to manage your body from a mechanical and a physical therapy perspective. You can join us for one of our advertised workshops or arrange a workshop in our clinic for your running group.
Your running assessment includes a video gait analysis using RunScribe sensor pods. These pods are attached to your shoes and they analyze the mechanics and forces that act upon your foot as you run. They provide us with a comprehensive stream of data in real-time as well as a summary of all metrics after the run. We also use Hudl Technique software to perform a slow motion analysis of your running technique. The analysis is performed on a treadmill and takes 30-40 minutes to complete the analysis and analyze the data. If you wear foot orthotics, then we we could also perform a comparative analysis of your metrics with and without the orthotics to determine the effectiveness of your current pair of foot orthotics.
You will receive a summary of findings based on the video gait analysis and RunScribe metrics. We will provide you with a copy of the Hudl video and RunScribe data via email after the running assessment. You will need to download the free Hudl Technique app to analyze your video in slow motion.
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A running-specific physical therapy evaluation can be performed following the running gait analysis or scheduled on another day of your choosing. Your bio-mechanical evaluation will be a running-specific assessment of your entire body to identify areas of stiffness, weakness and or muscular imbalance that may be adversely affecting your running performance. We would perform a comparative analysis of the findings of the running gait analysis to the findings of the physical therapy evaluation and provide you with a wellness plan to optimize your performance.
On subsequent visits we would instruct you in the best corrective exercises and educate you in ways to enhance your running performance in order to achieve your goals. We will provide you with all the documentation that you will need to succeed and can share any information that we discuss with your running coach.
The physical therapy evaluation as well as follow-up visits to instruct you in appropriate exercise and strategies for improvement should be covered by your health insurance. Otherwise see our pricing below.
We are offering a discount on the price of the running gait analysis to first time patients of OrthoWell, to any member of a local running group or to our current active patients. This introductory offer would be $50. The regular price for the running gait analysis is $75. If you wish to have BOTH the running gait analysis and the running specific physical therapy evaluation, then the introductory self-pay price is $125. As mentioned above, the physical therapy evaluation as well as follow-up visits should be covered by your health insurance. We can help you find out. Just give us a call. Note: the video running gait analysis is something that we cannot bill your insurance for. It is only a self-pay option.
RunScribe’s Shock metric includes Impact and Braking Gs, as well as a composite score that combines Impact and Braking Gs into a single metric, representing the total amount of “shock” incurred per footstrike. The Shock metric is an indicator of overall stress during a run or over a training period – shock values can help manage the risk of overtraining. In Steve’s analysis, you can see a difference in the composite Shock metric comparing the “no orthotic” values on the left columns to the “orthotic” values on the right columns. The differences, however, are asymmetrical. He has a decrease in composite Shock on the left foot with the orthotic but a slight increase in shock with the orthotic on the right foot. This is also true for the braking G metric which are the “braking” forces that occur during footstrike. Given this information, we could now go back and re-analyze his gait frame by frame to see if we could identify any reason for this asymmetry. As part of the physical therapy bio-mechanical evaluation, we would look for any other structural, soft tissue or muscular imbalances that may be contributing to this asymmetry as well.
RunScribe measures Pronation Excursion as the total range of angular movement (in degrees) as the foot rolls inward between footstrike and the point of maximum pronation. It is estimated by measuring the rearfoot angle during ground contact while running and/or walking and is described statistically as a negative number. As you can see, his Pronation Excursion decreased bilaterally using his foot orthotics compared to no orthotics.
RunScribe provides comprehensive metrics that can be used clinically but in many cases more for research purposes. You can get more information on the description of the available RunScribe metrics by clicking HERE. You can also click HERE to access clinical research using the RunScribe pods in the university and gait lab settings as well as clinical studies validating the efficacy of the pods.