Mapp Massage is delighted to now be able to offer a full gait analysis service to clients. This will take place at the clinic in Northam with the aim of helping you better understand your own running style in order to reduce injury and improve efficiency.
The gait analysis will use video footage captured while you run on a treadmill, plus data collected on your running dynamics. This creates a dynamic learning environment which, in turn, helps you to understand why and how your body moves in the way it does when you run.
The appointment will be 60 minutes long, during which you will be asked to run on a treadmill for several minutes while the analysis takes place.
You will be asked a series of questions about your running history including any injuries, and your existing running trainers will be examined, so please make sure you bring these along.
After the analysis has taken place, you will be invited to review the footage and the findings, giving you the chance to ask any questions you may have.
After the appointment you will receive a full report detailing everything discussed during the appointment, as well as recommendations of the best running shoe for your foot strike and structure.
Gait analysis has been around for a long time, but I like to think that I'm doing things slightly differently here at Mapp Massage. Rather than relying heavily on computer data, I will be backing up any findings with my own extensive running experience and knowledge, allowing you to feel more confident as a runner going forward.
Due to the nature of this appointment, booking must be made directly with myself, so please use the button below to get in touch. Please be aware that there are limited weekly gait analysis appointments available.