Running Performance Analysis
Whether you’re a novice runner looking to try your first half marathon, an elite runner hoping to shave time off your PR, or anyone in between hoping to recover from a nagging injury, the professionals at Greenwich Sports Medicine have you covered.
Our office is proud to be the only outpatient rehabilitation facility in Connecticut to offer the highest level, research-grade 3D motion analysis lab of its kind. With this technology we are able to completely break down the running cycle. This allows us to observe:
● Running asymmetries
● Foot Strike Patterns
● Force/Shock Absorption
● Motor Control/Muscle Sequencing
As part of our Running Performance package, we offer a full 3D running analysis, detailed one-on-one evaluation, and a follow-up consult to discuss your running reports and go over possible treatment protocols. This integrated approach allows us to properly address any underlying issues as a collaborative team, giving our patients the highest quality care possible.
The Biomechanics Lab at Greenwich Sports Medicine is outfitted with the latest technology in running gait analysis. Our lab offers 3D motion capture, footstrike pressure mapping, force analysis, and surface EMG data to assess neurologic and muscular function. Together, these elements help give detailed insight into how a patient is running and what biomechanical changes might be made.
Who Needs Gait Analysis?
The running analysis at Greenwich Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab is perfect for runners of all levels. With our technology we can assess
those currently dealing with an injury, those looking to improve performance, or those hoping to get started with running their first 5k and up.
What Your First Visit Will Look Like
An initial visit for those scheduling a Running Performance evaluation will be thorough and all-inclusive. You’ll first be booked for an hour-
long 3D gait analysis with Dr. Svac, the head of our
Biomechanics Lab at GSM. This will include any running and treadmill related biomechanical evaluations that are deemed necessary at that time. A 30-minute follow-up consult will be scheduled with Dr. Svac to discuss the findings of your gait analysis and a therapy plan will be determined at that time. You will also be scheduled for an evaluation with one of our treating doctors who specialize in sports medicine in order to take a detailed history and perform an further testing that might be warranted. Should it be necessary, treatment will also be included in this initial doctor visit.
After this first round of evaluations and testing, an all-encompassing treatment plan will be customized for your individual needs, basing our decision making around your current status and goals going forward. Any gait retraining, rehabilitation, or hands-on therapy will be carried out from that point forward
and regular re-evaluations will be scheduled.
If you are interested in making an appointment for an evaluation with our BioMechanics Lab please call our Greenwich office at (203)-531-3131