What to Expect During the Gait Analysis
When you arrive at the Biomechanics Lab at the Sweere Clinic, you’ll meet clinic coordinator Scott Austen and Dr. Greg DeNunzio, who will answer your questions and walk you through the process. Scott will attach reflective markers to your body to allow capture of your movements.
You’ll be given time to warm-up, then the actual analysis will include 5-10 minutes running (or walking) on the treadmill at the pace of your choice.
As you run, our multi-camera 3D motion capture system will collect your movement data, and the treadmill will measure the forces you exert. Combining the data from these two systems allows us to report joint(and pelvis) angles in three dimensions along with the associated forces.
What to Wear
Wear (or bring) your normal running/athletic apparel and shoes (including any orthotics/inserts you use). Compression shorts are preferred to make the attachment of the reflective markers easier.
What to Expect in the Follow-Up Appointment
If you choose the Premium Package, Dr. DeNunzio will not only walk you through the report and what it means to you, but also show you exercises to begin addressing the issues right away. Be sure to wear comfortable athletic wear to this appointment.
The goal is to equip you to improve your performance and remain healthy on your own. Addressing problems with running form requires daily practice, with exercises/drills pinpointed at the root cause.
This initial session will prepare you for success, and Dr. DeNunzio is available for follow-ups to measure progress or advance your training when you’re ready.