Running Performance Clinic

The University of Salford’s new running performance clinic is aimed at recreational runners who want to learn more about their running style and how to improve it.

We believe a good running style can contribute to a speedier recovery time for running related injuries, to a reduction in the risk of future running-related injuries and to improved running performance.

See our introductory video below for an idea of what to expect from the service 

Our Service Offers

  • Full 3D running gait analysis using 16 Oqus 3D cameras with specially developed software to give a full 3D representation of your running biomechanics
  • Physiotherapy assessment of strength, flexibility and muscle balance
  • Comparison of your running style against the gait characteristics of the elite runners on our database (see below)
  • A personalised exercise programme, based on our findings and focused on the specific aspects of your gait which we identify to be problem areas

We are currently the only gait analysis service in Manchester which can provide state-of-the-art 3D running gait assessment.

Furthermore, we are currently the only running injury clinic in the UK which offers a complete 3D motion analysis of the feet, legs, pelvis and spine during running.

If you book onto our service, then you will come into our gait clinic for a two-hour appointment with a qualified physiotherapist and a laboratory technician. During this appointment, we perform a full 3D gait assessment along with a clinical examination. The results of these tests are then used to develop a personalised exercise programme for you. In addition, you will receive a report of your running style in an easy-to-understand format. 

The costs of this service is £175.