Agape Physical Therapy

Running Form and Gait Analysis

Article by: Morgan Urbanek
Student Physical Therapist

Would you like to prevent injury? Is pain keeping you from running?

How Physical therapy can help.

Agape Physical Therapy has the unique ability to use the Alter-G to analyze any runner’s form by using a 3-directional camera to determine weight bearing forces through your feet. With this information, skilled physical therapists can provide preventative strengthening exercises and manual techniques to keep you running at your best!

What is the Alter-G?

Runners.jpgThe innovative AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a game changer in physical therapy rehabilitation. Whether you’re a patient or an athlete dealing with lower body injuries, chronic pain or neurological conditions that inhibit mobility, you can benefit from the unweighting capabilities of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill helps a broad spectrum of people – top level athletes, orthopedic and neurologic patients, pediatric, geriatricand those looking to lose weight – to achieve their personal health, wellness or performance goals.

With its unique unweighting capabilities, the Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows you and your physical therapist to move your training and rehabilitation forward by:

  • Allowing you to walk or run with no pain while maintaining a normal gait
  • Reducing stress on joints and injured areas of your lower body
  • Giving you the confidence and ability to run or walk longer and recover faster with less pain
Prevention is the best treatment to any injury!

One of our primary missions at Agape is to promote and practice preventative care.  Many of the musculoskeletal injuries that are treated in our clinics are preventable and present with warning signs (usually in the form of pain or dysfunction) that can be identified by a doctor of physical therapy.  Are you listening to your body?

Running includes more than just your feet.

And we are whole body specialists! Here are just a few of the many services we offer to help you get back your ability to move and perform functional activities.

Fitness Programs: Each of Agape Physical Therapy's physical therapy clinics are also fully functional fitness centers! Our offices are equipped with a wide variety of fitness equipment that allows every individual to achieve their fitness goals. We offer several options for weight training in each location, as well as access to our state of the art cardio machines.

Spinal Therapy: The staff and facilities of Agape Physical Therapy are well equipped to diagnose and treat all types of spine pain that may be preventing a patient’s ability to work or carry out daily activities. Our physical therapists are well versed in using numerous evidenced-based treatment approaches and modalities to enhance the rehabilitation experience for our patients.

Pelvicore Classes: We use the pelvicore ball during our classes to improve pelvic floor, core and hip strength during functional movements. This class incorporates some standing exercises to engage the core and the pelvic floor.  The core is the base of all functional movement, so during the class we also work the lower body and upper body, this helps to strengthen our core in a functional way. The classes are designed to get you stronger throughout the pelvic area in a fun and interactive way!

Why let us help you?

Because this is what we do every day, and we get results. Don't just take our word though, our patients rave about us.

If I could give this place a million stars I would! For three months I have suffered from back pain after I jumped off a 30 foot bridge into the water. Since that day my life was flipped upside down - I couldn't sleep, couldn't sit, couldn't run, it was the worst time of my life. I had went to two physical therapy places with no improvement. I found Agape and saw all of the great reviews so I decided to give it a shot. I came in and the staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and experienced. It took them just one week to give me my life back!