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Running Gait Analysis in San Ramon, CA

As someone who runs frequently, you know that proper form and technique are important for staying injury-free and performing your best. 

In San Ramon, California, Ironhorse Physical Therapy & Pilates specializes in running gait analysis; a complete evaluation of your running mechanics to help you reach your goals safely and efficiently.

What Is a Running Gait Analysis?

Running gait analysis is an extensive examination of how you run, including stride patterns and biomechanics. Our physical therapists have extensive experience as well as access to cutting-edge equipment, such as high-speed cameras and force plates which allow them to record and analyze your movements. 

Through this assessment, we can determine what parts of your mechanics need improvement or may be causing injury, along with suggestions for better performance if necessary.

High-Speed Video Analysis

We use high-speed cameras to capture different views of your running form so that we can study it from every angle possible. This enables us to assess factors like foot strike, stride pattern, and overall technique visually, which would otherwise not be possible through text alone. 

These joint angles- limb movements - body positions, etcetera are critical components of understanding kinematics when it comes down to analyzing somebody's movement during their run.

Force Plate Analysis

Our force plates, which are up to date with technology, measure the reaction forces of the ground produced while running and thus give useful information on loading patterns as well as biomechanics. 

This data enables us to recognize such kind of abnormal or excessive forces that may result in overuse injuries or inefficiencies of a person’s motions.

Please call/text us at 925-222-5446 or contact us to book your Run Gait and Run Form Analysis package (or to buy one as a gift). 

Why Choose Ironhorse Physical Therapy & Pilates for Your Running Gait Analysis in San Ramon, CA?

We consider your individual needs, goals, and biomechanics in our practice for Running Gait Analysis in San Ramon, CA. Our professionals will closely collaborate with you to establish a customized plan for dealing with any problems detected during this study hence enabling the achievement of the best possible form when running while preventing future injuries.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Team

When it comes to studying how people run or walk, no one is better than our physical therapists who have vast knowledge about running gaits and biomechanics. 

They keep themselves updated with current trends in research plus techniques applied within their area hence assuring clients get the most efficient treatments based on evidence.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We know very well that each runner has his/her own peculiarities; therefore, after completing an evaluation of your way of moving during jogging we shall closely work together with you towards creating a personalized treatment strategy that meets all your requirements and objectives. 

Such a program can involve corrective exercises; re-training walking style; strengthening muscles & improving flexibility through appropriate shoe ware selection alongside orthotics provision if necessary

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our establishment has the latest technology and tools for analyzing running gaits, such as high-speed cameras, force plates, and advanced biomechanical analysis software; this means we can offer you precise comprehensive data to guide your treatment plan.

Our Comprehensive Running Gait Analysis Process

  • Intake and Evaluation: We initially collect information about your medical history, running background, and specific concerns or goals that you may have. With this info in mind, we are able to customize the evaluation according to what is needed specifically for you.
  • Video Analysis: By using multiple high-speed cameras from different angles we are able to capture your running form which helps us see things like stride pattern, foot strike etcetera.
  • Force Plate Analysis: Our force plates measure ground reaction forces produced while running so as to reveal insights into loading patterns and biomechanics during different phases of the run cycle; they provide useful information about these aspects since they are state-of-the-art.

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  • Biomechanical Analysis: Using advanced software systems therapists can identify areas of concern or inefficiencies in running mechanics by analyzing video recordings together with data obtained during force plate analysis workouts conducted by patients themselves under the supervision of physical therapists based on their feedback as well as other relevant factors identified through clinical assessment process carried out prior this intervention
  • Personalized Recommendations: After investigating the matter, we will give you a few suggestions on how to make your physical activity more individualistic and also create a detailed healthcare system fitting exactly your demands.

Bulletproof Runner Program in San Ramon, CA

You “get in shape to run, not run to get in shape”!

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Besides this service of ours, where we analyze how people run, there is another one called Bulletproof Runner; it’s a training scheme created especially for runners who want to achieve their goals without getting injured – regardless of whether they’re beginners or professionals. 

Functional movement screening is incorporated into this program together with core stability exercises plus general strengthening movements so that every muscle group gets involved equally while at the same time optimizing joint range-of-motion needed for optimal running biomechanics thus, overall performance enhancement should also take place.

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Bulletproof Runner Video Guide

Our Bulletproof Runner Video Program guides you through multiple tests to see:

  1. How likely you are to get injured and
  2. How you can improve your run performance. 

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This program is only $50 and we will be donating a portion of the profit to Girls on the Run.

Girls on the Run is a life-changing program for 8-13 year old girls that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running. 

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*When paying with Venmo, please pay $50 and input the program you are purchasing along with the e-mail you'd like your digital product to be delivered to, in the notes section. We will send your product to the e-mail that you specify within 24 hours.

Functional Movement Assessment

We evaluate everything about you during our Bulletproof Runner Program in San Ramon, CA, including all aspects related to functional movement like mobility/stability assessment among others, which help us determine what may cause these injuries or even inefficient running form itself.

Strength and Conditioning

Our physiotherapists will design personalized strength & conditioning programs based on identified weaknesses in the functional movement evaluation. In terms of content, it could involve working on core stability as well as lower body power etcetera having in mind general athleticism too.

Mobility and Flexibility Training

Efficient running mechanics and injury prevention depend on proper mobility and flexibility. To expand your range of motion and lower the risk of overuse injuries, our physical therapists will include specific exercises for mobility and flexibility in your program.

Running Technique Drills

Drills for running techniques are also part of our Bulletproof Runner program, which includes strength training. These drills aim at improving form and efficiency by focusing on cadence, body positioning as well as proper foot strikes that are necessary for a more economical and injury resistant running style development.

How often should I get a running gait analysis?

How frequently we need to analyze running gait relies on personal aspects including history of injury, change in volume or intensity of running, alteration in body composition, or shoes. Our physiotherapist will give you individual advice in accordance with your requirements and aims.

Can a running gait analysis help me improve my running performance?

Definitely! Running gait analysis can aid your form in optimizing it, minimizing the chances of injury through detecting and rectifying any flaws or imbalances within your mechanics while running, thereby enhancing general performance at the end.

Comprehensive Analysis and Treatment

To sum up, both our bulletproof runner program together with the running gait analysis we offer take into account evaluation as well as treatment of the whole person. We go beyond just pointing out problems; we help you come up with a personalized plan that will fix those issues while maximizing your overall running mechanics.

Multidisciplinary Team

In our rehearsal, we work with various other healthcare professionals including physical therapists and athletic trainers to provide all-rounded care that will be most effective for you. This means that we look at everything about how you run to ensure that every area is addressed.

Continuous Support and Follow-Up

We will keep supporting you even after your first treatment because we want you to succeed. Our duty is to help you continue moving towards your goals by making changes in your treatment plan whenever necessary.

Individualized Approach

We know that each runner is different and so we treat them differently. It does not matter if you are a casual jogger aiming to correct your posture or a professional athlete trying to reach their full potential, we will closely cooperate with you to cater to your particular requirements and enable you to attain what you want.


Located in San Ramon, CA, Ironhorse Physical Therapy & Pilates is committed to helping runners achieve their goals at all levels safely and effectively. Call us today to schedule a running gait analysis so you can become a stronger, more efficient runner.

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*When paying with Venmo, please pay $99 and input the program you are purchasing along with the e-mail you'd like your digital product to be delivered to, in the notes section. We will send your product to the e-mail that you specify within 24 hours.


How long does a running gait analysis take?

A full running gait analysis usually takes about an hour and a half from start to finish; this includes the initial evaluation, video, and force plate analysis as well as consultation with one of our physical therapists.

What does a running gait analysis involve?

When performing a running gait analysis, we assess your stride pattern, foot strike type, and joint angles throughout the body among other things – basically anything related to the way in which you move while running. We do this through a number of tests such as functional movement screening (FMS), force plate recordings, and video analysis.

Who can benefit from a running gait analysis?

Whether recreational or competitive runners, doing a running gait analysis can prove beneficial for anyone. It helps pinpoint possible areas of injury due to faulty mechanics or poor performance caused by inefficient biomechanics thus offering individualized recommendations on necessary correctives.

Resources for Runners

If you’re brand new to running, or returning to running after an injury, we have a couple of free resources for you below: 

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