Running Gait Analysis

If you’re a runner, or in a running based sport, it’s important to understand how you run. The biomechanics of running are highly complex and the slightest changes can result in running injuries. Conversely, making small adjustments to your running technique can also be an effective treatment for certain running injuries. 

If you would like a running gait analysis, you will need to simply book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists in Birtinya or Maroochydore. When you come to your appointment, ensure you bring your current running shoes and wear clothing you can run in for a short time. 

Your running gait analysis will involve the following:

1. Discussion with your Physiotherapist about any concerns, injuries or problems you may have.
2. If you aren’t already an ongoing client, the Physiotherapist may perform some testing or further investigation regarding any problems you are having.
3. You will be asked to run on the treadmill for about 5 mins at a comfortable pace.
4. After a couple of minutes have passed, your Physiotherapist will film you running from different angles.
5. On completion of your running, your Physiotherapist will go through your running gait with you and advise if there are any significant issues.
6. You may be asked to trial any changes on a second run to see if they help with symptom relief.

Your physio will outline any areas of concern or ways to improve your symptoms at the end of your analysis. You will be asked to trial these on subsequent runs and report back to your physio for further management. 

If you have any questions about running gait analysis, please get in touch with us at

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