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New Gait Analysis Clinic

Perform Press Office
26 May 2015

Have you ever wanted to improve your running technique but never had the resources or knowledge?  Perform at St. George’s Park, home of the England football teams at the National Football Centre may be able to provide a solution.

The Perform High Performance Centre in Burton-Upon-Trent is now opening a gait analysis clinic - a running assessment which utilises an array of tools and expertise to best analyse your running technique. The clinic would be beneficial to those who would like to address and enhance their running ability. Whether you’re an elite athlete, or you just like to run in your spare time, a gait analysis can help you identify how to improve your performance, prevent injuries and manage existing injuries which will enable you to maximise your potential.
The running lab housed in the Human Performance facility provides an objective assessment of your running mechanics in order to understand the under-lying cause of an injury and provide you with an evidence-based, long-term solution to the problem. Poor running mechanics can reduce the efficiency of the running cycle resulting in increased injury risk.

The gait lab uses kinematic running analysis and an assessment of running technique. Whilst running on the treadmill, Perform’s physiotherapists will analyse your kinematic movement patterns, they can then identify any potential deficits, asymmetries or imbalances to your running technique. Where necessary, the physiotherapy team will then be able to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation programme addressing any of the movement incompetence’s that may be present.

Physiotherapy lead, Paul Williamson said: “At Perform, we are able to use our expertise to identify specific problems that may result in injury. Using an array of kinematic analysis tools, we are able to provide vital information for a more efficient running technique and ultimately enhancing performance.”

This type of assessment is ideal for all types of runners and inclusive to all disciplines, especially to those taking part in athletics and triathlon. Perform welcomes both individuals and sports teams to use their facilities.

For more information regarding the services provided by Perform at St. George’s Park, including access to Perform’s private physiotherapy services, please contact the Perform team on 01283 576 333 or email stgeorgespark@spireperform.com