Run Stride Analysis2018-08-16T17:38:20+00:00


Run Stride Analysis

Run Right is an exciting and innovative concept in run training developed exclusively by the expert physical therapy staff at Premier Physical Therapy. It is a multidimensional approach designed to help new and experienced runners with their running form. Not only are we physical therapists, we are also experienced runners that understand from personal experience the importance of good form and the right shoe. Our goal is to help you to become a better, stronger and faster runner. Good technique is essential in performing to your maximum potential while limiting risk of injury.

Recommended for

  • Beginning runners
  • Return to running
  • Training for marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k
  • Runners experiencing back, hip, knee, or ankle pain
  • Decreased performance due to early fatigue or pain
  • Wearers of all shoe types- Neutral, Stability, Motion Control, Barefoot/Minimalist runners
  • Orthotics
  • We work closely with shoe companies who provide personalized shoe/foot analysis


Common Running Terms & Definitions

Heel Strike-Describes a common running form where the heel makes the initial contact with the surface. Normally this is the outside edge of the heel, thus why so many runners have a wear pattern on the outside edge of their heels

Loading Response-Describes the period of time from Initial Contact to when the foot is flat on the ground (for heel striker). For a forefoot striker this describes to the point of maximum heel drop as your stance leg accepts full weightbearing

Pronation-Describes the motion of the foot as it rolls inward, or as the inside arch of your foot comes down and makes contact with the ground (opposite of supination). This is a normal process of running after your foot makes contact with the ground, but can become a problem for people who overpronate, underpronate, or pronate to quickly.

Stance Phase-Describes the period of time where the foot is in contact with the ground, there is a period of time where both feet are in stance phase, but during the other portion the other leg will be in Swing Phase

Supination-In contrast to Pronation, this describes the motion of the foot in which the it rolls outward or the inside arch raises up. Normal running mechanics have someone landing in a supinated position and returning to a supinated position from midstance moving forward