Treadmill Running Analysis
Running is a hierarchical skill relative to most activities of daily living. It is therefore important to conduct a running analysis at some point in working with runners, especially if they are sidelined from training secondary to pain and/or pathology. This guide is designed to provide clinicians and health professionals with a simple and practical framework to approach conducting a TM running analysis while learning how to interpret and apply the results in real time. By enhancing one’s understanding of running and gait retraining, loads can be shifted away from sensitized or pathologic tissue while demonstrating to patients that their running related pain is malleable, and can be lessened by manipulating specific aspects of their gait. Having runners experience a rapid improvement in their symptoms through simple gait retraining has the potential to enhance a runner’s expectations and confidence with treatment, which ultimately lends to a better outcome.