Running injuries are common to athletes of all sports and are often attributed to faulty biomechanics, improper training methods, and/or improper equipment (i.e. running shoes).
Improper training includes:
- The rapid build up of mileage (too much, too fast)
- Running in improper shoes
- Running in worn out shoes
- Ignoring our body's messages and continuing to run through pain.
At Chiro-Medical Group, we address these important aspects of a running program through our Video Running Gait Analysis.
Proper footwear is one of the easiest ways to prevent injuries in triathletes and runners. How do you know if you are wearing the right shoes? Do you wear shoes that are made for your feet or do you buy the "shoe of the day" that all the other triathletes are wearing?
Our feet are as different as our faces and it's essential to have the right footwear to minimize and prevent injury. The feet provide the foundation of the body and running on an unstable foundation can cause several problems including shin splints, foot pain, knee pain, and low back pain, to name a few.
Running gait analysis is an effective and easy way to visualize your body mechanics. You will run on a treadmill while being videotaped. The results of the analysis are reviewed with you in both real time and slow motion, and recommendations for types of shoes and running efficiency are given. Nothing could be easier.