Client Testimonial

Ju jitsu training can be very hard on my body and I often get hamstring strains which take a few days to resolve. Not wanting to put my training on hold, I saw Christine for acupuncture. I have had 2 treatments in the past 2 weeks, both times for hamstring-related issues. Each time I was able to return to full training the next day completely pain-free. I have no idea how she does it, but I now call Christine The Witch Doctor...her acupuncture is magic!
Rodney Graham

Gait Analysis

Whether you are looking to set a new personal record or simply get started, A Step Ahead Physiotherapy offers Video Gait Analysis to assist you in optimizing your running form and preparing your body for the thrill of running, bringing you one step closer to making your goals a reality.

Gait analysis is when a trained professional looks at your running or walking pattern and relays their findings to you. It takes a trained eye to see small problems in an athlete's gait. The athlete is assessed statically, dynamically, and then running on the treadmill to evaluate their levels of mobility, stability, flexibility, and functional strength. This creates a complete picture of the person's gait.

Unless the underlying causes of your dysfunctional movement patterns are addressed, your patterns won't change, and, thus, the risk of injury won't improve. Gait analysis uncovers precisely how your body is moving. If your movements include compensations (and they likely do), gait analysis can pinpoint the areas in the body where these losses of efficiency originate.

Your feet are only one small piece of your biomechanical puzzle. Gait analysis is about looking at your entire body as a holistic organism—a single amazing unit. It goes far beyond an untrained eye watching you jog in a pair of sneakers.

At the end of your 2-part Video Gait Analysis, you will receive an individualized exercise program along with helpful tips and critiques to help maximize your running performance.