3D gait analysis is an assessment of your joint movement patterns to determine exactly how you are running. We will be able to see what is happening at your ankles, knees, hips, and pelvis to determine root causes to any injuries, as well as key areas to improve your efficiency and performance!
Gait analysis is designed for runners, walkers, injured or non-injured. You just need to be able to move on a treadmill comfortably.
Why you should have a 3D gait analysis
You wouldn’t blink an eye to buy a new pair of running trainers, or your favourite pair of socks or running tights. You likely also have a smart watch that tells you how fast you are moving. All of these things will make you LOOK great. But looking great isn’t going to get you to the start line of a race. 3D gait analysis is about finding answers to look after your body to prevent injury, and to make those little changes that will make you run faster. This advanced analysis isn’t something that you don’t have to repeat to receive the benefit, it’s a long term investment on the one thing you can’t replace (yourself!). If you’re injured, this is the key to finding out why you have that injury in the first place, and for once not just blaming your shoes.
What to expect
During the analysis, in order for our cameras to see you, we have to marker you up with straps and reflective dots. Once you’re ready to go, you will be asked to run or walk on the treadmill for approximately 30 seconds to a minute. From here, your markers will be taken off of you and your report will be immediately generated and interpreted by one of our gait analysis experts.
Depending on your results and questions, we may have some recommendations on shoes and exercises to help improve your running or recover from an injury. At the National Running Show, this entire process could take about 45 minutes.
What to Bring
Just bring your running shoes, shorts (the shorter the better), a comfortable running top, and be prepared to get a lot information about how you move!
What about if you’re injured?
Running injuries are complicated. The longer you have an injury, the more your body is going to compensate for its abnormal movement patterns. How you run is one of the biggest contributing factors in a running injury, specifically common techniques like over-striding (basically putting the brakes on when you are running). With a 3D gait analysis, we can determine exactly what your joints are doing when you are running, and from here we can determine the root cause to your injury. Come talk to one of our experts at the show to find out how Run3D can help you. We recommend that you are able to walk or run on the treadmill for at least 30 seconds to participate.
Will having a 3D gait analysis make you faster?
If performance is what you are after, we can help! We see your biomechanical issues as opportunities to make improvements and create marginal gains for better performance. The principle of marginal gains is all based on making small incremental improvements, which result in a significant improvement when they are all added together.
What’s the difference between 3D and 2D gait analysis?
3D gait analysis is different to 2D analysis. Research has shown that only 3D assessments are accurate enough to detect the small movement patterns that might cause a running injury. Since most running shops only use one or two cameras, they can only measure your biomechanics in 2D, and are often inadequate for carrying out an accurate assessment. At Run3D, we use 3 infrared cameras to measure your movement patterns in all three dimensions – transverse, sagittal, and frontal planes.
Please note, to avoid cancellations on this very busy area, the 3D Gait Analysis will include a participation fee. Check back in the Autumn of 2019 to pre-book your assessment.