Using infrared cameras to track positions of small reflective markers, we are able to precisely calculate joint angles to provide unparalleled insight into an individual’s running stride. The results are compared to a database of uninjured controls to quantify an individual’s injury risk, assess biomechanical efficiency and performance, recommend appropriate footwear and review biomechanical variables known to be affected in post-bike running.Book now
Run3D was developed by scientists from the University of Oxford and using our state-of-the-art technology and rigorous approach we will accurately determine the underlying causes of your injury. This information will enable us to deliver:
Infrared cameras enable us to measure the three-dimensional movement at your joints 200 times a second and within 2 degrees of accuracy. Using this information we can identify and improve very subtle issues in your running gait that could be negatively affecting your performance and increasing your risk of injury.
Our real-time gait analysis feature enables us to objectively monitor the efficacy of gait retraining advice immediately and as you are running so that we can critically evaluate the outcomes of our recommendations.
Your strength, flexibility, alignment, stability and function are all measured objectively so that we can correctly identify any deficiencies and asymmetries in your musculoskeletal system and address these issues appropriately.
We use real data, measureable outcomes and objective results so that we can monitor the effectiveness of everything we do. Unlike the subjective assessments carried-out at most clinics, our advanced technology provides us with a fool-proof way of monitoring your progress over time.
Running at the end of a triathlon is very different from just running, as you are coming from two other activities affecting your posture, physiological state, and ability to use muscles correctly.
In particular, running off the bike requires changing the position of your pelvis dramatically, which is not easy to do and the result is often reduced power output, decreased speed and excessive forces impacting on lower limb joints.
Prolonged cycling bouts have been shown to decrease muscle activation in the lower limbs. It has also been shown that a large percentage of triathletes run 10% slower over the first 1km of the running portion of the event, compared to a normal 10km race.
Research has shown that approximately 75% of triathletes will sustain an injury whilst competing or training for a triathlon - of which 73% of these injuries are associated with running. It has been found that there is a correlation between injury risk and triathletes with less than 2 years of experience.
A Run3D gait analysis can help you identify movement patterns that are increasing your risk of injury during training and compromising your performance during racing. Our in-depth analysis will help to determine your stride patterns, pelvic position whilst running and manage other factors affecting both performance and risk of injury.
One of the main hurdles when coming off the bike into a run is changing from a prolonged seated position to an upright position. This requires control, mobility and awareness of your pelvic movements. This takes practice. Gait retraining can help to improve your running technique and ensure you are more aware of your body-position as you run. Translating these skills to running off the bike will lead to increased control, better technique and improved performance.