Getting Your Gait On

The management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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Gait Analysis

Running gait is the most basic means of analysing running form and hence improving running speed and endurance. Our specialist team are on hand to help address running faults, decrease injury and get you performing at 100%.

Want to run better, longer?

Check your running gait

Every runner wants to improve. Whether you want to run farther, faster, or just feel better doing it, many runner’s feel a fundamental need to improve their performance.

Two main phases make up the running gait cycle: stance and swing. The length of one cycle begins with the contact of one foot and ends when the same foot contacts the ground again.

Running gait analysis allows you to see abnormal movements that reduce the efficiency of your running. Three common issues are overstriding, excessive vertical body translation, and insufficient arm swing.

Our experts can analyse components of your movement, such as your stride length and foot contact placement. In addition, they can see if your joints aren’t supporting you properly and if your movements aren’t controlled well.

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Why Gait Analysis?

Reduces the risk of injury

Identify the source of muscle, nerve
or skeletal problems

Discover the source of a pain while
standing or walking

Diagnose bone deformities or skeletal misalignments

Assist in discovering muscle or nerve

So what can gait analysis tell you?

What type of shoes are needed

Stance, loading and mid-stance

Toe-off and Swing

Biomechanical aspects of movement

Support, cushioning and stability


Where weight is carried

Pelvic Instability


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Newbury Clinic

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Hungerford Clinic

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below some of our frequently asked questions about our running gait analysis – you can find even more FAQs in our full FAQs section.

What is running gait analysis?

Gait Analysis is a procedure that provides runners with biomechanics information about their running style. It’s a method of analysing a runners body movements as they transition through the gait cycle to establish the way a person runs or walks. Analysing the degree of Pronation or Supination can help reduce the risk of injury as it allows to suggest the correct type of footwear for your needs.

Is it worth getting a running gait analysis?

Gait analysis can be beneficial for runners, beginning or otherwise. It’s important to know your gait and have the right shoes for your foot if you want to avoid injury.

What should I wear on the day?

Wear exactly what you would wear when you go for a run – apart from the muddy shoes! If you wear a camelpak for water then wear that, if you run holding your phone, bring your phone with you, if you carry a water bottle or have sweets in your pockets then do the same.

How often should I have a gait analysis?

We recommend having your gait analysed once a year as your running style will naturally change the more you run.

How often should I change my running shoes?

Generally, you should replace your running shoes every 300-500 miles depending on your weight and the surface you run on. For someone who runs three miles three times a week, this would roughly equate to a new pair of running shoes every 10 to 12 months.

What our patients say about us

  • Having run several half marathons this year on an injury I was recommended by a number of runners to book an appointment at West Berkshire Injury Clinic. I was apprehensive about going but Andy is amazing, he put me totally at ease and I put my trust in him and he has got me back running pain free in just under 6 weeks. Andy has so much knowledge and experience and was realistic and honest with me from the outset. I have definitely learnt a lot about what I should do in the future and have useful exercises to strengthen my weakened hamstring and how to maintain my recovery. Thank you so much Andy for everything! I would 100% recommend!