Client Testimonial

When I came to live in Cayman I decided to train for Ironman distance triathlon. I could not have done it without Christine. She has been an inspiration, a guide and most importantly a skilled and flexible physiotherapist. She has seen me through strains, foot dysfunction, tendonitis, and a wide variety of things which have niggled me. She has kept me training, where safe and possible to do so, but has been firm and stopped me when I really needed to rest. I have been through knee surgery and recovery and found her techniques and imagination in finding a way to heal, eliminate pain, and renew functionality without comparison. She will help you get back to whatever level of functionality you need. If you need a physio, go to the best!
Nicola Moore

Gait Analysis

Whether you are looking to set a new personal record or simply get started, A Step Ahead Physiotherapy offers Video Gait Analysis to assist you in optimizing your running form and preparing your body for the thrill of running, bringing you one step closer to making your goals a reality.

Gait analysis is when a trained professional looks at your running or walking pattern and relays their findings to you. It takes a trained eye to see small problems in an athlete's gait. The athlete is assessed statically, dynamically, and then running on the treadmill to evaluate their levels of mobility, stability, flexibility, and functional strength. This creates a complete picture of the person's gait.

Unless the underlying causes of your dysfunctional movement patterns are addressed, your patterns won't change, and, thus, the risk of injury won't improve. Gait analysis uncovers precisely how your body is moving. If your movements include compensations (and they likely do), gait analysis can pinpoint the areas in the body where these losses of efficiency originate.

Your feet are only one small piece of your biomechanical puzzle. Gait analysis is about looking at your entire body as a holistic organism—a single amazing unit. It goes far beyond an untrained eye watching you jog in a pair of sneakers.

At the end of your 2-part Video Gait Analysis, you will receive an individualized exercise program along with helpful tips and critiques to help maximize your running performance.