Why the Run Hub for Gait Analysis?
In simple terms the key difference can be explained as follows:
Runner moves, and ground is static. Here the runner’s legs create the propulsive forces to move forward. At The Run Hub, we use our 20m track to reflect real outdoor running. Treadmill Running: Ground moves and the runner is static. The treadmill belt creates the propulsive force and the leg muscles take on a more stabilising role to keep us on the belt. Additionally, there is a slight adjustment in the hip alignment which can affect how the feet interacts with the ground, altering your gait.
The major focus of our Gait Analysis is focusing on the degree of pronation (natural inward roll of the foot as the outside part of the heel strikes the ground). This is how the body absorbs the shock and distributes the loading forces as your foot pivots on the ground.
At The Run Hub we help you figure out what shoe YOU need and what suits YOUR unique running style/gait. Finding the right shoe can make a world of difference in terms of comfort and help avoid injuries and make your running more enjoyable. All of our team are runners and are fully trained in all areas of running biomechanics.
The Run Hub offers Natural Gait Analysis and use expert video analysis to record and breakdown your running gait piece by piece. This process involves an initial assessment of your arch heights, foot width and size, an injury history discussion, followed up by you doing a short jog on our customised track with a full video analysis by one of our running team experts.
Following this, we then carry out a second Gait Analysis of you running in a range of different brands and shoe types suited to your gait. e.g. neutral cushioned, stability or motion control shoes.