Running Analysis 2.0

Running Analysis 2.0

A specialized team, throughout validated and cutting-edge technologies, conducts a running analysis that generates reliable data.
The aim of this analysis is to enhance runners and athletes’ performance in all sports, as well as identifying deficits and/or issues related to propulsion/landing that may explain ongoing pathologies slowing a runner down. Examples are: Achilles/patellar tendinopathies, runners’ knee/friction syndrome, bone edema from overload, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, knee joint overloads, etc.

The Running Analysis 2.0 is conducted by a team comprising of a Sports Podiatrist and a group of Biomechanists.
This evaluation is conducted recurring to a combination of tests, the analysis of data collected via inertial wearable sensors applied while running, the real-time analysis of force outputs and loads on force platforms, and strength tests. Moreover, the running analysis on an anti-gravity treadmill is used to differentiate, throughout various body weight reductions, the possible origin of an onging ower limb pathology.
Running is video-recorded and then analyzed also in outdoor spaces recurring to the utilization of wearable wi-fi technology that allows data acquisition during movement (running) both indoors and outdoors.
This empowers our team to analyze each runner in his/her usual training/competition environment, regardless of the weather conditions, therefore ensuring a higher ecological validity (data are collected not only during running on treadmills but also in ‘open’ environments), hence data are more reliable.

The analysis consists of two steps:

  • a podological evaluation of the foot-ankle-lower limb complex followed by the dynamic analysis of indoor and outdoor running kinematics, on treadmill and on our external green area (turf)
  • a running biomechanical analysis, associated with multiplanar force outputs measurement, load analysis on force plates, and a differential test running with progressively reduced body weight on an antigravity treadmill (when useful especially in case of recurring and/or ongoing injuries)

At the end of the 2 blocks of tests, the involved professionals (podiatrist and biomechanist) examine the data. This can be performed both when examining a runner dealing with recurrent injuries (Diagnostic Running Analysis 2.0) and in case of a running analysis conducted on healthy runners/athletes (Performance Running Analysis 2.0). The aim is to generate a tailored training/reconditioning program tailored to the specific needs of the runner – such program is included in the cost of the Running Analysis 2.0.

Our runner test ‘package’ comprises the reports of all the performed tests, the final report of the Running Analysis 2.0, and the tailored training/reconditioning program.
This is emailed within 1 week from the execution of the running analysis.

Are you a runner? Time to try the Running Analysis 2.0 by Sports Rehab!