Running Clinic at MIHP
The Running Clinic at The Manchester Institute of Health & Performance (MIHP) offers one of the most comprehensive running gait analysis available and provides detailed information on your running biomechanics, what this means for any injuries you may have, and how this may influence your performance and future injury risk.
The service delivers a full 3D gait analysis as you run across our 60 metre indoor running track, as well as a physical assessment to inform the findings of the gait analysis. The information gained from this includes the movement patterns of your spine, pelvis, hips, knees and ankles, as well as the forces experienced by the body as you run.
Our assessments and gait analysis reports are carried out by our Specialist Physiotherapist, Chris Bramah, who has more than seven years’ experience delivering 3D running gait analysis for runners. We provide you with a detailed report including all of the gait analysis findings, details of what this means for you and recommendations on how to improve and use this information.
What you can expect from The Running Clinic
The clinic provides you with a full report detailing all the information from your running biomechanics assessment, as well as details on what this means for you and recommendations on where to improve.
What to bring to your session
When attending your appointment please bring your:
- running trainers
- running shorts
- a running crop top or tight fitting vest - for female runners
- If you have any details regarding previous medical investigations or scan reports, please bring these along with you.
Specifics of each assessment
In order to carry out the assessment, a number of reflective markers will be attached to your body using sticky tape. These markers allow our cameras to track the movement of your individual joints as you run. The reflective markers will be attached to your chest, back, pelvis, hips, thighs, lower legs and shoes.
Once the markers have been attached, you will run along our indoor running track at a number of different speeds similar to your normal running. This allows us to gain information on your biomechanics at the different paces you regularly run at and compare your biomechanics to our database of injury free runners.
Following the running assessment, our lead clinician will carry out a physical assessment of your strength, range of movement and movement control. This information is used in-conjunction with the findings from the running biomechanics and allows us to make specific recommendations on how to improve or recover from injury. During this part of the assessment we will discuss the findings with you, as well as our recommendations from the report and answer any questions you may have. You will then be sent a full copy of the report within five working days of the assessment.
Please note – this assessment is not recommended if you have any cardiovascular or medical conditions that prevent you from being able to safely run. All medical conditions must be disclosed prior to your appointment and you must ensure that you are able to safely run.
The service is open to individuals, clubs and groups across all sports and levels of ability.