Gait Analysis Explained
We offer a completely FREE Gait Analysis to access the way you walk and run.
This service is completely FREE, whether you buy from us or not.
You can complete your Gait Test at:
Whirlwind Sports, 29a River Street Truro
Whirlwind Sports, 32 Market Place, Penzance
Whirlwind Sports, 62 Meneage Street
What is a Gait Analysis?
A Gait analysis is the formal measurement of walking and running patterns, a Gait Analysis test is used to determine the correct level of support whilst recommending the correct footwear for your walking or running needs.
How is it done?
At Whirlwind Sports, we will access your stationary foot using a foot posture index and then observe your running pattern using a treadmill and video analysis software. Once analysed our fully trained staff can recommend the best footwear for you based upon the evidence of the video analysis.
Why is this important?
The repetitive nature of running can (and probably will) cause injuries to occur if the footwear used doesn't match your running requirements.
Who will benefit?
All runners regardless of their running level or training load. Whether you're jogging around Cornwall or running a marathon, a gait analysis from Whirlwind Sports will help you.
The Gait Analysis is carried out by members of Whirlwind Sports staff that are trained in the technical aspects of each brand and more importantly by Steven Bloor DPODM a registered podiatrist at Cornwall Podiatry with over 30 years experience in treating people.
What can i expect from a Gait Analysis?
- Verbal Analysis
We will have a short chat about any injuries, your running background and what information you need from an analysis.
- Foot Posture Types / Navicular Drop Test
The purpose of this is to find the navicular drop. We will measure the height of the Navicular bone whilst you're sitting and then remeasure whilst you're standing. The difference between the first and second measurement is the navicular drop. A difference of >10 mm is considered significant excessive foot pronation.
- Visual 10 Meter Walking Analysis
- Walking Video Analysis
- Jogging Video Analysis
- Test Results / How You Move
- Try Some Footwear
Using the correct footwear will improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.
or call your nearest store
to book your FREE Gait Analysis now