What Can Run Gait Analysis Show You?

As an athlete, your form when you run can determine a great deal about your performance. Run gait analysis in Phoenix, AZ is specifically designed to analyze your form as a runner to give you greater insight. Take a look below at a few things you will learn during a run gait analysis at Endurance Rehab.

Get insight into your individual running style

Each runner can have their own unique running style. The run gait analysis will be conducted by a professional, but your movements will also be tracked by video. This video analysis allows us to get an in-depth look at your form when you run. For example, we will get a look at your overall posture, the form of your legs with each step, and which muscles are working hardest as you run.

Identify which muscles are being over or underused while running

During the evaluation, the run gait analysis will offer a comprehensive look at which muscle groups you rely on when you run at different stages of the workout. This can be important because which muscle groups you use can have a bearing on which areas of your body may need further strength training. For example, if you are relying on muscles in your quadriceps and hips, this could be a sign of lacking core strength.

Find out if your running style could cause physical problems

One of the most important things you can learn during a run gait analysis is if you can face the risk of certain injuries as a runner. For instance, if you have poor posture when you run, you may face higher risks of a knee or hip injury.

Work with an Exercise Specialist in Phoenix for Run Gait Analysis

At Endurance Rehab, our run gait analysis is conducted by an expert exercise specialist with a background in physical therapy in Phoenix, AZ. If you would like to schedule an analysis or have questions, feel free to reach out for more information.

What Can You Expect During Physical Therapy for a Head Injury?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 223,135 people went to a hospital emergency room or stayed at the hospital as an inpatient during 2019 due to a head injury. Two years later, 69,473 died due to immediate or delayed complications of their traumatic brain injury (TBI).

While you cannot prevent an injury that has already occurred, the good news is that physical therapy can return you to the baseline level of functioning in multiple areas that you had before your TBI. We receive frequent referrals from doctors whose patients have suffered a concussion and who are not moving forward with their recovery for a variety of reasons. Physical therapy in Scottsdale, AZ and Phoenix, AZ can help you get your active lifestyle back.

The Endurance Rehabilitation Concussion Program

The problem with most concussion testing equipment used on athletes is that it only measures outward performance, not the tasks that went into it. For example, it does no good to know that it took a player 30 seconds longer than usual to make a tackle without also understanding the reasons for the delay.

Here are just some of the factors that our concussion protocol equipment measures:

  • Attention span
  • Concentration
  • Long-term and short-term memory
  • Response time to a wide range of stimuli
  • Solving problems without verbal reasoning

The results of our initial concussion testing serve as a baseline for all future treatment protocols. Our physical therapists focus on building up your areas of weakness during our time together while also providing you with exercises to complete at home.

We repeat concussion testing once you have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours to allow us to see the progress that you have made. Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines while your teammates play? Schedule concussion testing and physical therapy in Scottsdale, AZ or Phoenix, AZ today.