Do you get a buzz from running or walking but injuries mean that you can’t do the distances that you would like, or the activities you enjoy?

Recurrent injuries and niggling pains are often a sign that the muscle groups or joints are not working properly. The Run3D system identifies specific areas, from the waist down, that are not working as they should, so that we can work together on getting you back to the long runs or walks that you love.

“I would describe a Run3D gait analysis an MRI of your gait and biomechanics”

Fay Barrington, Oxford

In more detail:

The Run3D gait analysis system works by providing an advanced way of quantifying how you walk and run. The results of the assessment help us to:

  • Accurately identify the root-cause of musculoskeletal pain, which is the first step to a successful treatment plan.
  • Recommend a rehabilitation program and give footwear advice based on precise data.
  • Prevent musculoskeletal injuries before they occur by identifying and addressing biomechanical risk-factors.

The body moves in three anatomical planes, which combine to form a complex sequence of movements and rotations. For example, when the knee bends, it also rotates and moves towards the other leg. In order to properly understand your joint motion, it is important to measure all these movement patterns. 3D gait analysis enables us to do this. Conventional video-based assessments only record motion in 2D and do not measure the rotational movements of the body. Furthermore, video analysis is usually subjective and not sensitive enough to detect the subtle abnormalities that can lead to musculoskeletal pain.

3D gait analysis uses special infrared cameras to measure the positions of reflective markers that are attached to your legs and lower back. The marker positions are used to create an accurate 3D model of your lower-limbs and to calculate exactly how your pelvis, hip, knee and ankle joints are moving. This is the same technology that is used by specialist orthopaedic hospitals, research institutions and film studios. Gait analysis enables us to accurately and objectively identify any abnormal patterns or asymmetries in your walking and running gait.

A complementary musculoskeletal examination of your flexibility, strength, neuromuscular control and alignment is used to help us to further understand your biomechanical profile. By taking scientific measurements of your gait and biomechanical function, we can fully understand why you are moving in a certain way and provide you with successful and long-term treatment plan. Depending on what we find, this will be a mixture of customised exercise programme, physiotherapy, gait retraining, and/or footwear advice.

Contact us to book an analysis today!