Are You Overstriding?

 

Here’s our latest gait analysis showing an overstriding foot strike. Interestingly, this runner only overstrides with his left leg which is the side of most of his injuries. Luckily we caught this biomechanical deficiency and corrected it pretty quickly. To fix an overstriding gait, we monitor and tweak cadence (amount of steps per minute) and start with drills to practice proper foot placement. Overstriding or improper foot placement can create some of the very common running injuries such as foot pain, knee pain, and hip pain.

More Gait Analysis

This gait analysis study I am particularly excited about. This runner was not in any pain when she presented to our office, she just felt like things were “off”. We were able to get to the cause and solution of the altered gait immediately and the corrections will go a long way to prevent future injuries. Have a look: