We look at every aspect of your body movement in order to facilitate you working as efficiently as possible.
Biomechanical assessment means to look at your technique of an activity such as running or walking and analyze the way forces act on your body. Bio = related to the body and mechanics = study of physical forces. At Spring Physio Gym we have trained physiotherapist to analyse your running and walking technique. Through this process we can identify inefficiency that may contribute to injury or sub maximal performance.
Running and walking are repetitive, weight bearing activities that may place detrimental stress and strain on your body. Poor biomechanics (such as poor core stability, over striding, excessive heel strike) are important factors in both acute and overuse injuries. Careful analysis and specific training can facilitate an enormous difference in reducing risk of injury and improving mechanical efficiency (how force translates through your legs to the ground).
A comprehensive analysis of your gait pattern in running or walking is valuable for you if you:
- Have experienced ongoing pain whilst walking or running.
- Are ready to start a running or walking program following injury or illness and are keen to minimize stress on your body.
- Have a pre-existing injury that has hindered your walking or running, such as:
- Foot and ankle pain e.g. Achilles tendon injury
- Low back pain, including disc injury
- Hip or knee pain e.g. Kneecap mal-tracking, runner’s knee
We will video record you running on a treadmill and from that information analyze your:
- Foot strike angle and position
- Hip and knee range and stability
- Trunk control and stability
- Upper limb contribution
You will be given a detailed explanation of the results, including explanation on how to change the way you run for the better. A graduated program consisting of specific exercises and drills will be developed. Together with your physiotherapist you will determine achievable goals to improve your gait pattern and efficiency and reduce stress on your body.