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Updated: Dec 11, 2022



Gait Analysis - what is it ? When you run your foot is in contact with the ground for around a quarter of a second. An experienced practitioner can see your gait style with the naked eye, but after we've filmed you running on the treadmill, we slow down the film so we can watch with you milli second by milli second your foot stroke at it makes contact rolls through and then leaves the ground.

contact your foot has with the ground. These are called the phases of contact and whilst they can be seen by walking on pressure plates your gait changes a lot when you run especially when you start to hit tempo speed or get tired. So, we prefer to see you run.


OVERPRONATION

Around 70% of the population overpronate, so this is by far the most common pronation type amongst runners. As the foot is planted it rolls inward excessively, transferring weight to the inner edge instead of centering it on the ball of the foot. It’s usually seen in runners with low arches or flat feet. Recommended shoe type : Stability


UNDERPRONATION Sometimes called supination, this is when the outer side of the foot strikes the ground at a steeper than normal angle with little or no movement inward, causing a jarring effect, and a large transmission of shock through the lower leg. It’s usually seen in runners with high arches. Recommended shoe: Neutral

NEUTRAL

Neutral pronation occurs when the foot lands on the outer edge and then rolls inward in a controlled manner, distributing weight evenly and helping to absorb shock. On push off, there is an even distribution of pressure from the front of the foot. Recommended shoe: Neutral


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