What is video analysis for runners?
Video analysis is the recording of a movement with a camera that has a high frames per second (FRP) rate, i.e. captures 60 frames per second. This allows us to slow the playback of a quick movement, for example running without distorting the picture. In turn we can then analyse your running technique in great depth and provide you with real-time, slow-motion feedback of your running biomechanics.
Why do I need this?
Having the ability to analyse your running biomechanics in slow-motion allows us to observe single joint movement throughout each phase of the running cycle. With our extensive biomechanical knowledge we then evaluate your movement against what the current research has shown to be most efficient, the technique of professional athletes and also as physiotherapists we look for 'abnormal' movement patterns that may predispose you to injury.
Can you not do this from just watching me run down the road?
Yes, in short, this is possible. However, it is often very difficult to pick up the small errors in movement that frequently cause running injuries. Video analysis allows us to replay the movement as many times as we wish and also feedback back to you on a 1:1 basis. We can also then provide you with a copy of this with annotations on how to correct you biomechanics, to help you through your rehabilitation.
How do I book in for an assessment?
To book a biomechanical running assessment with one of the specialist physiotherapists, please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800 today. Alternatively, you can also book appointments online using our online booking system