As the running season hits its stride (ha, ha) we’ve got a series of 3 posts going on running, from choosing the right shoe, to today’s post on gait analysis, to our next one on training for a marathon.

While I’m not a runner, I know that years of dance training, plus a patellar realignment 7 years ago, has made my gait unique, to say the least. I’d be curious about what they’d have to say and wonder if they would try to make me walk with my feet parallel (I quit training in classical ballet years ago, but have come to accept that my turnout is permanent).

Get more out of running
with gait analysis by a physical therapist

with advice from Heidi Beasley, PT
and Lori Francoeur, PT, MSPT, CSCS

As the fall marathon season approaches, with major races scheduled for Chicago on October 13 and New York on November 3, Physiquality will be publishing three consecutive posts on running and marathons. Our first post focused on choosing the right running shoe; be sure to stay tuned for our next post on training safely for a marathon.

In theory, running should be simple: Put on comfortable clothes. Tie shoes. Start running. But if you’re a runner that is tired of chronic injuries, like forefoot pain or shin splints, or one that is trying to accelerate to the next level, consider having a gait analysis done by a physical therapist.

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