RUNNING & WALKING SERVICES AND BIOMECHANICAL GAIT ANALYSIS
Running is by far the most complex movement that is intrinsic to humans.
What to Expect/Biomechanical Analysis Protocol
A standard Running Analysis (or walking) assessment consists of the following steps. Note that the full assessment process requires at least three hours of time, which can be done in multiple, one-hour visits (required if using health insurance) or in multiple-hour blocks of time if the client is paying out-of-pocket.
Client interview, intake review, & physical exam.
Data Collection: video gait, pedobarography, and/or sEMG muscle testing.
Review & interpretation of collected data. Correlation of findings with exam & case history.
Additional 2-5 hours:
Suggested as indicated by findings;
- Additional testing: Electromyography functional muscle recruitment measurements
- Functional, sport/activity-specific strength control testing
- Development of recommended exercises to address noted areas of opportunity for movement mobility, strength and control.
- Discussion of possible equipment strategies, such as orthotics, bracing, taping, footwear, etc.
- Discussion of in-house or other referrals to specialists as indicated by findings.
- Discussion/development of training plan or training modifications.
Run Gait Analysis
Educational seminars for your organization about injury prevention, performance, and training principles.*
Some running services may fall under physical therapy, which may be covered by your health insurance. Contact us to learn more.
Components & Tools
Run-specific movement retraining and rehab
AlterG AntiGravity treadmill rental and free client usage
Video motion analysis & sEMG testing
Pedobarography & Custom orthotics.
Running Gait Analysis Payment Options
There are three options for payment for running gait analysis- insurance coverage , out of pocket or a hybrid. Since musculoskeletal issues are involved, we can provide services in a way that will be covered under health insurance physical therapy benefits. This usually helps decrease out-of-pocket costs, but it requires providing services according to our insurance contract which covers one hour per day of treatment. Three to five hours is recommended to do a thorough biomechanical workup (which takes a minimum of three hours) and to begin the biomechanical correction process. Insurance use requires multiple, one hour visits, which poses scheduling issues for some clients.
The second option is a Runner’s Clinic or Runner’s Lab, which costs $145/hour, 3 hours minimum, 5+ hours recommended. If paying entirely “out of pocket,” prepaid PT package is recommended for 5+ visits at $135/hr.
There is also a hybrid payment option where multiple hours are scheduled on one day with the first hour is billed to insurance and the remaining hours are paid out of pocket at the time of service.
To help make the most of visit time, we appreciate receiving any treatment notes and imaging reports in advance of your visit.