Physioqinesis was founded with the intention of prevention and rehabilitation of the clients who visit the clinic not only to get therapy for aches/pains/injuries /post-surgery but also to enhance their performance.
In the last 3.5 years, PhysioQinesis has rehabilitated and added value to the life of thousands of our clients. We have been successfully rehabilitating clientele who are come to us with various pains like shoulder pain knee pain etc, we also cater to children/adults in varied amateur and professional sports.
We have worked with international and national athletes in gymnastics, squash, weight lifters ad many more and have been greatly successful in getting them fitter and stringer.
Running Gait Analysis is doing Analysis of the runner's or athletes' running and walking pattern, by Running Gait Analysis, it helps to study the muscle movement and helps to identify the inappropriate walking or running pattern, Running Analysis is widely used for improving runners and athletes performance and form.
In our practice, the statistics reveal that our major clientele are amateur and professional marathon runners- a whopping 60 percent of our clientele are runners.
These are runners who have come to us for injury rehabilitation and also for a recovery sports massage and also enrolled for our customized runner's strength and conditioning program for improving their PR and prevent recurrence of injuries. Our clientele has shard their success stories with us and it makes us immensely proud to be a part of their success journey.
At PhysioQinesis we thoroughly believe in the sport-specific assessment.
We do a subjective and objective assessment for runners where we record their data and subsequently keep checking for improvisation.
As physiotherapists, our eyes are trained to look for Mal-alignment and imbalances. But how do we communicate this to the runner objectively? So in April 2020, We launched the PhysioQinesis S.M.A.R.T Lab. Sport Science, Movement, Analysis, Rehabilitation, Training.PhysioQinesis has launched a running gait analysis lab bowered by Gait ON, Auptimo Technologies.
The Aim of the SMART Lab is to identify injury-prone movement patterns, offer the corrections work on the imbalances, and reassess. At PhysioQinesis we believe in evidence-based practice and technology is the way forward.
So get smart and visit our SMART Lab.
PQ'S SMART LAB
About the software
GaitONᵀᴹ running gait analysis software is used by clinicians for a detailed running analysis. Its running protocol analyses the lower & upper body motion & helps in identifying biomechanical faults in the runner.
3 STEP WORKFLOW
The motion of the runner is captured using cameras.
The clinician uses inbuilt protocols in GaitON to analyse the captured gait.
GaitON exports the analysis results to well organised & print ready reports.
How is it different from other gait analysis
Many shoe shops and sports stores offer investigations, which are increasingly labeled as gait analysis. The methods used, such as video recordings, are not validated and no report generated for the customer to take to their GP or healthcare
professional such as a podiatrist or physiotherapist.
Another method is a wet footprint test
The wet footprint test is where you get your feet wet and then stand on something like a paper towel and then it reveals your arch shape. Perhaps you can see a low arch, neutral arch, or a high arch foot from this. This is a static weight bearing on the floor, the footprint or the weight distribution is not taken in an entire gait cycle.
Whereas the Running Lab Gait analysis protocol analyses the gait of the patient at various key moments during the gait cycle. Complete assessment of pelvis, hip knee foot and ankle joint motion
What to expect from the analysis
After completing the analysis, you will get well organized data in the form of graph and images which would be reporting the key kinematic angles in three different planes measured in static or dynamic positions (like running). Gait analysis uncovers precisely how your body is moving and everything happening with your body while you are running or standing still. It gives a complete picture of an individual’s mobility, flexibility, stability and functional strength.
It will guide you about the movement pattern, and kinetics as well as the forces involved in producing those movements such as joint forces and ground reaction forces. The data would be compared to the normal data which when correlated with your assessment will help you to understand the reason for you discomfort or pain while doing a movement (like sitting in the office for long hours is giving you back pain or if you are experiencing knee pain while running).
The GAIT analysis will help you in evaluating your running style and foot striking techniques. Also gives you information regarding any asymmetries in both the foot, knee, hip like the level of pronation (foot falling inside), knee valgus range and level of hip and spinal alignment. Therefore, the area in your legs and body that are affecting your performance and efficiency are pin pointed.
The history will help you to understand ratio of activity and inactivity in your life and give us an idea about muscle recovery as well.
The clinical examination will give information about any physical abnormalities like your posture, body alignment, flexibility, balance, also about individual and compound leg strength.
Gait analysis and your clinical examination will give us an objective measurement about the stability and flexibility of your foot and accordingly will be guiding you about footwear changes or modifications if needed.
How to come prepared for running gait analysis
The runners are expected to be well hydrated when they come in for their running gait analysis, and also carry your own water bottle.
Compression shorts and sleeveless top or a vest is preferable so that it gets easy to place markers on your body in order to visualize the best detail. (appropriate clothing will be provided if you don’t own the above mentioned)
Runners should carry their running shoes which they are currently using for running to get accurate results.
If you run barefoot then mention the same to the therapist so that the analysis is conducted in same fashion.
Markers will be placed on key landmarks on the runners body to increase the accuracy of the analysis.
The runners will be allowed a warmup time of around 6 minutes to help them get adapted with the surrounding, 5-6 mins is recommended to normalize the running form.
It will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour for the whole analysis to get done in the first session and around 30 mins the second time.(10 mins for videos, 20 mins for interpretation, 10 mins to form a report and 15 mins to explain the exercises if needed)
If you have any specific complain while running, for eg- feeling pain after running for 5km, then we recommend that the runner should run around the same distance before coming in for the analysis.
To get accurate results we would like to recreate similar running conditions, so it is important that you follow the same schedule before your actual run.
When to go for Gait Analysis
Whenever there is a problem with walking or running due to even slight pain or weakness, its a time to take Running Gait Analysis, runners and athletes who feel pain and doesn't perform well should take Running Gait Analysis to get their best form.