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The gait cycle is the basic understanding of how we walk and run. It begins the moment the foot leaves the ground and ends when the same foot hits the ground. Every pattern of motion in between helps our shoe fitters understand how much guidance and correction an individual may need to get their body moving in the right direction.
We begin our process by not only visually assessing the foot for any abnormal pathologies, but we take several measurements to determine arch height, degree of pronation, and hip mobility. This gives us a better measure of how your body is able to stabilize itself, and where we may find points of muscular imbalances. We find that most common running injuries are easily traceable to those areas of weaknesses.
Through our video analysis, we are able to break down your running and walking mechanics, and visually trace how your body moves through each planes of motion. If we need to provide correction, our professionally trained team will suggest tips on form improvement or footwear choices to ensure that you find a shoe that works best with your mechanics, giving you the confidence and peace of mind that you’ve made the best possible choice and value.
No appointments necessary. A Runner’s Mind is committed to providing you with the best customer service and the most innovative running technology and knowledge the industry has to offer!
Our innovative video analysis allows us to guide people step-by-step through the gait cycle to better understand their body’s needs in motion.
Each guest is a new friend, and every Team member delivers one-on-one time, care, patience, and attention to detail as we break down the individual’s athletic history and any injuries/discomforts/barriers they may have encountered through training.
Tying all of our shops together is a passion for keeping guests happy and healthy. Not only do we offer a free and detailed gait analysis in all of our shops, we help runners and walkers alike understand what we’re evaluating and why we recommend the shoes that are right for them. Our team members are runners of all levels who are more than happy to share their tips and expertise on injury prevention and treatment, recommend local physical therapists and fitness classes, and make training suggestions, whether you’re a casual runner or training for a marathon!
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