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Ready for the Run

Running Analysis

Seventy percent of runners report a running injury in any given year. If you're trying to find a solution, there are numerous running models, seemingly contradictory footwear recommendations, and opinion articles to sift through. Let us help you find a straightforward solution that fits your running style and goals.

What we assess

Treadmill Assessment

Runners are assessed on a treadmill at personalized running speeds from both the side and posterior view.

Video Analysis

We then put the video into slow motion and analyze specific moments in the "gait-cycle," looking for issues such as foot contact, overstriding, and crossover gait.

Cadence Assessment

Current cadence (step frequency) is assessed, and a plan is developed to improve running form with the goal of enhancing efficiency and reducing injuries.

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Running Biomechanical Analysis

At Moore Performance & Health, our Running Biomechanical Analysis service is tailored to address two primary groups of runners: those who are injured or in pain and those seeking performance enhancement.

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Injured or In Pain Runners

This group, comprising over 70% of runners, benefits from our focus on improving capacity and reducing mechanical load. We address key issues such as overstriding, increased compliance, lack of compliance (especially post-ACL), and crossover gait to prevent injury and promote recovery.

Performance Enhancement Runners

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Typically more experienced and committed, these runners benefit from our analysis aimed at improving efficiency and reducing energy leaks. We focus on increasing stride length, improving backside mechanics, and optimizing cadence, which is influenced by height and speed. Arm movement sets the cadence, while forward body lean acts as the "gas pedal" for speed.

Key concepts include the multi-planar nature of running, the importance of plyometrics, and addressing individual deficits through targeted cross-training. We also emphasize the concept of stiffness for core stability, targeting hip external rotators, high glutes, and lateral stiffness, with the "Quadzilla" muscles acting as knee shock absorbers.

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Pricing

First time 90 Minute

 $150 per session.

Asessment and Coaching

Follow up 60 Minute Coaching Sessions

$100

Take advantage of a full gym and clinic setting.

See below for an example of the beneficial gait corrections observed after two sessions

In this view, improvement in ground clearance and hip flexor activation will improve time in the air between strides resulting in higher efficiency and lengthen strides. In some cases this also decreases overstriding.

Before Gait Corrections

Gait corrections as seen above show issues with ground clearance and hip flexor activation, affecting efficiency and stride length.

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After Gait Corrections

 Gait corrections photos below show improvements in ground clearance and hip flexor activation, resulting in higher efficiency and longer strides. Decreased crossover gait can also be observed, reducing pronation velocity, load on IT bands, and improving overall efficiency. Continued "homework" can lead to even more profound improvements.

In the posterior view, a decrease in crossover gait can be observed. Correcting crossover gait can decrease pronation velocity, reduce load on IT bands and improve efficiency. With continued "homework," improvement should be even  more profound.

Contact us to begin working on your best running stride!

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