Running Gait Analysis | Video Gait Analysis

A gait analysis is a session where we analyze your strength, flexibility, running form and gait, along with history of previous running injuries to appropriately assess where your strengths and weaknesses pertaining to your running performance.  We are able to recognize where your running faults are and where you may be prone to injury.  We offer exercises and suggestions on how to can change your form, your gear, and your training to make you a healthier runner.

How are we different from shoe store gait analyses

Whereas running shoe stores tend to only watch your feet as you run to fit you in the appropriate shoes, our Running Gait Analysis is far more complex and hollistic as we watch how your entire body moves and performs on the treadmill.  Our professionally trained physical therapists have had extensive experience in detecting running faults.  Watching your run on our gait analysis, in addition to a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation, will give us strong clues as to why you have knee pain or foot pain. Our goal in each of these running gait assessments is to not only get to cause of your issues, but also to prevent other injuries from cropping up in the future.

Our equipment and our process

Unlike other PT clinics that use less sophisticated camera equipment (like the Ipad), we utilize stand-alone digital cameras to record your run from multiple angles. This data is fed through firewire into our computer Video Gait  Analysis software where we can slow down the filmroll to 62.5 msec intervals. We then allow for time to explain to the patient what we see with each stride and step. By utilizing patient-friendly software from ZFlo Motion, we are able to show through diagrams and previously sampled videos how the patient is running. The software is also able to pull from its existing database appropriate shoes for the patient according to their analysis.

Common running faults found on video gait analysis and associated injuries

  • Late resupination of the foot: although some degree of pronation is normal and healthy, late resupination of the foot hints to a lack of control of the foot. Mechanics associates with this are plantar fasciitis, knee pain, shin splints.
  • Lateral whipping of the foot: Lateral whipping usually occurs in the swing phase of gait and is usually associated with tight calves and tight ankles. The danger in this is over-utilization of the hamstrings, thereby causing hamstring strains.
  • Excessive vertical displacement: This hints to a waste of running energy. The excessive energy expenditure in moving you up and down could better be harnessed to moving you forward – stretch those calves!
  • Hip drop: this is a big hint that your glutes, hips and core is not strong enough to keep your trunk and pelvis stable. Unfortunately this can mean knee pain and low back pain for the runner.
  • Excessive ankle dorsiflexion and shin forward-collapse: covered previously in my achilles tendinitis article, this kind of chronic behavior causes excessive strain on the achilles tendon.
…. and the list goes on …. so as you can see, we can tell a lot from watching you run. Don’t be shy, come in today and start your road to healthier running with Stride Strong Gait Analysis.

By Alice Holland, DPT.
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Ana Lucia Pinheiro
Ana Lucia Pinheiro
02:18 20 Oct 17
This place is amazing. I am so happy I found Stride Strong PT. Alice pays attention to all of the details, she watches every single move I make, my posture, and the way I move through every exercise. She is very knowledgeable, she was able to pin-point the problems in my back and she has a plan to help me become stronger where I need. The place is brand new, huge, and has nice exercise machines. I tried a few physical therapists in the area, and Alice is TOP, second to none, and I feel super lucky to have found her. Highly recommended!!
Prashant Gupta
Prashant Gupta
01:00 02 Oct 17
Dr. Alice at Stride Strong is one of the best PTs I have come across. Her attention to detail and assessment of the root cause of injury is very good. She is excellent in evaluating pain patterns and giving a training schedule for a rehab & injury prevention, she is extremely knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend Stride Strong to anyone looking for PT. It is easily the best PT clinics in Hillsboro area.
steven zollin
steven zollin
20:57 14 Sep 17
Highly recommend Stride Strong Physical Therapy , Alice showed me proper form to assist in recovery with my shoulder and is very knowledgeable.
Lindsay Nied
Lindsay Nied
23:33 18 Dec 17
I recently had a massage from Joel at the Hillsboro location. He was able to work on an ongoing issue I have been experiencing with my back after a sports injury, and I left feeling so much better. The whole facility looked incredible, and everyone I met was friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Stride Strong for massage and physical therapy.
JoAnn Hatch
JoAnn Hatch
08:20 08 Nov 17
Dr. Sydney is by far the absolute best physical therapist I've worked with ever! Her expertise in designing highly effective and efficient exercise plans is beyond compare. I feel so much better as my strength and function increases. She comes up with the most brilliant and fun ideas to motivate. To my delight she even offered to come to my home in Vancouver and work with me on my own equipment including a Stott Pilates Reformer. Talk about going above and beyond! Couldn't be more grateful I found her!!!
Clare Perry
Clare Perry
21:58 23 Oct 17
A full hour of a dedicated PT professional's time without aides or techs? That's just one of the things that sets this clinic apart from others. Competent, professional, and amiable, Dr. Alice Holland and her team are the best in the area. While I generally see them at the Cedar Mill Clinic on Cornell, situational constraints took me to their new Hillsboro clinic today near Intel Jones Farm. Beautifully furnished, spacious with easy parking and access. May you continue to grow and thrive, Stride Strong!
Joyce Heideman
Joyce Heideman
08:28 11 May 18
After foot surgery I went to Stride Strong for therapy with Alice Holland. She helped me reach my full mobility again by continuously introducing new and challenging exercises. The entire staff is friendly and professional. They are always on time and do not rush. I look forward to doing 1/2 marathons again and riding my recumbent trike. Thank you Stride Strong for your care and high level of expertise.
Suad Daher
Suad Daher
20:48 28 Feb 18
The best physical therapy ever. Both JP and Sydney were a great PT, they helped me understand how I can help treat my injury and how it may have caused. And also they informed about so many techniques that I can use to help my injuries or any other injuries I get in the near future. They are both friendly and nice to talk too, and verbunformative. And there is also Krystal, she is the best front desk receptionist ever, she is nice and friendly and can easily manage your schedule based on the patients comfort if they want to schedule or not. She can help and she replies fast to any patients email. And she is easy to talk to. Thank you Stride Strong Physical Therapy.
Amanda O'Rourke
Amanda O'Rourke
21:38 15 Jun 18
In just a month I've seen great progress! I've been incorporating the exercises taught to me into my daily workout routine. Im very happy with my continued results.
Albert Szal
Albert Szal
23:43 10 Jun 18
Mary Szal here: I've had three sessions with Brittany at the Hillsboro location. I can say that she has been the most effective and instructive physical therapist I've ever experienced. Her personality, energy, knowledge and results are top notch.
Osa Phiangdae
Osa Phiangdae
00:05 22 Mar 18
Awesome place for PT. Hillsboro location has plenty of parking and very spacious. I had the pleasure to work mostly with Dr. Alice Holland and JP. I came in with a shoulder injury and thank goodness they understood what I was going through. They are the best of what they do, I would recommend Stride Strong to anyone who needs PT.
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