Where to get a running gait analysis around London

Buying a pair of shoes is not as simple as it used to be: go in the store, choose, try out and buy. Now you can have someone analyse the way you move to find the right shoes for your foot type. One that should support your foot properly and reduce the risk of running related injuries.

I have to say I haven’t done an official gait analysis, but I’m aware some of you are or will so I’ve found a few places in London where you can have a running gait analysis.

Gait analysis is a way of assessing the way you walk and run, identifying any biomechanical abnormalities and is a list locations in and around London (there aren’t many!) where you can get a gait analysis (links open in new windows). If you know of any other places please let me know so I can add it to the list for everyone else. Just leave a comment below.

  1. Runner’s Need stores
    1. Great Portland St, Fitzrovia
    2. Victoria
    3. Canary Wharf
    4. Holborn
  2. Balance Physio 
  3. ProFeet in Fulham
  4. St Mary’s University Twickenham
  5. GaitUK in Lewisham, London
  6. Run And Become for an off the treadmill Natural Gait Analysis, in Victoria
  7. The Running Works in Houndsditch

All this being said, a running gait analysis doesn’t guarantee you get the best shoe for you. Furthermore I haven’t been to the stores I listed here, so cannot guarantee the quality of the gait analysis either.

If you know any of these stores aren’t going gait analysis anymore please leave a comment below and let me know so I can take it off the list.

Have you been to any of the stores listed above for a running gait analysis? What was your experience? Which ones would you recommend? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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