Before we get into what gait analysis is, perhaps we should start with what a runner’s “gait” is.
Wikipedia defines “Gait” as the movement of an animal’s limbs during locomotion. For the rest of it, it just refers to how our bodies move when we get from one place to another.
Each runner has a unique gait, no two are ever alike. Often we adapt the way we run to suit terrain, speed and effort. There are common traits and problems associated with different running gaits, but there is no “one size fits all” approach.
The Gait Lab is an important component that allows us to do a dynamic assessment of each runner’s biomechanical needs.
At The Runner’s Gait, we conduct 2 types of analysis. To find out more about the Basic Gait Analysis and the Running Form Analysis we offer, just follow the links!