Improve your running technique with a full body running analysis – by Salming RunLAB™
Would you like to run faster with less effort?
Are you interested in decreasing the likelihood of getting injured?
Would you like to get individualized recommendation how to improve
your running technique and what exercises that will help you get there?
What ever the reasons are, if you want to get a better runner and
have more fun with your sport, Salming RunLAB™ has the tool for you
- a Full-body Running Analysis.
A unique running assessment service
At Salming RunLAB™ runners of any skill level can come and get their running style analyzed.
Salming RunLAB™ is equipped with advanced motion capture technology from
Qualisys that measures movements in 3D space. The technology is used by elite athletes,
physiotherapists and researchers of biomechanics, and gives a scientific analysis
of the whole body when you run - Full-body Running Analysis.
The report you will get not only include the analysis, it also contains a full training
program to strengthen certain muscles, increase your movability in certain areas
or co-ordinations drills that will help you improve your running technique.
The analysis takes place in the Salming RunLAB™ in Raleigh, Zürich and Prague.
The entire session takes just under 45 minutes.
Our test requires that you are 15 years old or older.
A Salming full body running analysis and how to improve your running
By getting your running analysis done, you will also participate in a big science project on human running mechanics. In the long-term, the collected data will help scientists further understand what makes a good running technique, how to discover injuries earlier, and how to avoid injuries altogether.
Various research reports indicate that as much as 40-70% of all runners have at least one injury each year. Even the smallest deviation from good technique can cause injury or otherwise decrease running performance. This is inherent to the repetitive nature of running. As a runner you take approximately 1000 steps per kilometer and in each step the force/load on your body is 3-5 times your body weight. While many injuries might first appear minor, they can become more serious over time if not properly treated.
What causes this high % of injuries? It is certainly more complicated than simply picking the right running shoe.
This is why good running technique is so important. But what defines good running technique?
To answer that question we have created an extensive database of the biomechanics of uninjured elite runners. By comparing runners to this database, we can detect unusual patterns in their running style.
It’s a given that improving your running technique will enable you to run faster with less effort, but research also shows that “developing a better running stride mechanics and neuromuscular control is shown to be effective in preventing injury” (Runners’ World).
Our approach towards this is the Salming Running Wheel, centered around a hub, with five spokes.