General overview:

WHY IS A RUNFISIX ANALYSIS THE BEST CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

Our remote assessment is incredibly comprehensive and incorporates the largest number of complimentary gait metrics of any assessment in the industry. Our proprietary interpretation methods have been tuned specifically to decode the key elements of a runner's movement and have been subject to 8 years of continuous refinement. We use cutting edge wearable technology from our partner RunScribe, a product we have helped develop for the past 2 years. In our opinion RunScribe is the best wearable gait tool on the market today. A tool that has been trusted by many of the world's leading shoe manufacturers and some of the world's leading research groups. And your session does not stop with your analysis, rather we use this as the basis for providing you with individually tailored strength training that helps you improve. Our ability to understand your data is built on the knowledge we have gained from performing more than 4000 onsite analyses and working with more than 100,000 global datasets. During your analysis you will directly benefit from our experience of working with runners all over the world including some of the world's fastest.

WHAT IS WEARABLE GAIT ANALYSIS?

Wearable gait analysis is the assessment of a runner's gait that incorporates the use of wearable measuring devices that are worn by the runner typically on their body or their shoes. In a Runfisix gait analysis the data is measured by footpods attached to the laces of the shoes which are so small and light, we've been told directly that runner's forget they are wearing them almost immediately after beginning a run. 

WHAT IS A REMOTE GAIT ANALYSIS?

A remote gait analysis is the process of a runner collecting gait data passively as they run and uploading this data to a shared space where a specialist can then access it from a remote location and perform an assessment. In a Runfisix gait analysis the runner automatically records their gait data to an account that is connected to Runfisix (after the runners permission has been granted). From here we then visualize the data in our app and produce an interpretation of the runs that have been recorded. 

IS RUNFISIX A MEDICAL CLINIC?

Runfisix is not a medical clinic. Our experience is in gait analysis and strength training specifically for runners. We provide valuable insights for individual runners and professionals that look after runners, including coaches. We have several years of experience teaching physiotherapists and chiropractors across North America as well as providing interpretations for physiotherapists looking after elite athletes. Until March 2020 we were based within an active physiotherapy clinic performing onsite assessments in parallel with remote assessments. However do not provide specialist medical advice or treatment information.  


The process:

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE I CAN BEGIN COLLECTING DATA?

The time between purchasing your gait analysis on this site and starting to record a run depends mostly on the shipping of RunScribe footpods to you. RunScribe aims to process orders within 2 days and many cases within a day (Monday-Friday). Shipping times will vary depending on your location. Within the US: RunScribe ships USPS Priority as a standard service which can take 2-5 business days. Other shipping options are available as well for faster service. Internationally, RunScribe ships using DHL as our standard service. Typical shipping times can vary, generally though they are quoted for 4-5 business days.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO BEGIN USING MY FOOTPODS?

After purchasing a gait analysis on this site you will receive a full set of instructions for setting up your footpods (when they arrive). You will also receive detailed instructions on how to use your footpods to collect the most accurate and reliable data possible.   

WHAT DATA DO I NEED TO COLLECT?

Intake questionnaire: At the beginning of the process we will ask you for background profile information describing your injury history and running experience.

Video: Detailed instructions are sent when you purchase a gait analysis. In short, we need 20s of video from the side view and the rear view.

Runscribe data: Approx 2 weeks of a typical running schedule. To build context around each run we we ask you to use RunScribe's tagging feature to tell us the shoe model, terrain type and pain points for each run.


HOW MANY RUNS ARE REQUIRED?

Under normal circumstances we will ask for the runner to collect between 6 and 8 running workouts of data. In exceptional situations this may be extended to 10 or 12 workouts. 

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM TIME REQUIRED FOR EACH RUN?

The minimum amount of data we need in order to perform an accurate and reliable analysis is 20min of running. 

CAN I GET AN ASSESSMENT IF I'M STILL RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY?

You have to be able to safely run for a minimum of 20 minutes at a time in order to complete a gait analysis. The value you would get comes down to what you as a runner or your supporting medical professional are wishing to learn from the process. A typical reason for getting assessed whilst still recovering would be to test what shoes or running routes are improving the runner's gait and aiding the recovery and which are not.  

HOW LONG DOES THE ANALYSIS PORTION TAKE?

From the time that we have all of the RunScribe data and the 2 video files, we aim to turn around the analysis within 2 days. In busy periods where many assessments have been requested in the same period this may extend to 3 or 4 days. This may also be true for national holiday long weekends as well.

WHAT EXACTLY DO I GET AT THE END?

Once the analysis has been completed you will receive:

1. A full gait analysis report with all your data and interpretation in PDF format (this is great for sharing with your physio).

2. A list of suggested exercises based on your specific results. 

3. Links to videos that describe the exercises suggested. 


Strength training:

DO I NEED ANY PARTICULAR EXPERIENCE BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES?

Generally, no. The strength exercises suggested for you will fit your abilities at the time. Much of the strength training suggested uses body weight and light resistance bands. However you should always consider your current state of health before committing to a gait analysis and completing any information forms.


Payment information:

WHEN DO I PAY FOR AN ANALYSIS?

Payment is made through this site at the time of commitment to purchase. This will be the sum of $399 USD, which includes both the RunScribe footpods and the remote gait analysis. 

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?

In line with typical online payments through a Shopify store the offered payment options include all major credit card types and Paypal.


Courses and consulting:

CAN RUNFISIX COME AND PRESENT TO MY FACILITY OR TEAM?

Yes, absolutely. We are highly experienced at giving single and half day courses and presentations. Coming soon in 2020 we will be launching our online advanced and professional RunScribe user course. You check back to the site or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to keep updated on this.

CAN RUNFISIX COME AND ASSESS MY RUNNERS/TEAM?

Yes, absolutely. We have several years of experience of traveling internationally to perform assessments. From 5 hour marathoners to elite level competitors. Please use the contact form to get in touch with us.