Identify bio-mechanical faults.
Allow accurate asymmetry of strike patterns as studies show that 50% of runners who believe they have a mid-foot strike are rear-foot strikers.
Have a point of reference of their form of running.
Identify whether structural make up of body will allow transition to mid-foot or fore-foot running.
Identify running style.
Acquire information of how to improve running style and whether new style training is beneficial or if replacing the old pattern will create new dysfunctional patterns
Assessment of running efficiency and economy.
Runners with foot/ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain or discomfort are considered primary candidates for the running evaluation. Pain in all of these places has one thing in common. It affects running efficiency and form, therefore it decreases performance. The impairment of running frequently involves more than just one joint.
Runners who wish to improve performance and prevent overuse injuries.
Gait analysis is the only tool, which can quantify and measure the degree of functional limitation, movement impairment and disability.
The data obtained with our computerized gait analysis enables Dr. Kalika to see movement deviations, which are not visible during clinical examinations.
Usually, patients develop pain at the site of the compensation for a particular biomechanical or neuromuscular deficiency.
Gait analysis data allows clinicians to discern compensation from the real cause, making treatment intervention targeted to the cause and not the symptoms.
NYDN Rehab has the most advanced running and motion analysis technology in NYC, while integrating top of the line technology for additional testing, gait and running motor control retraining. These technologies include Diagnostic Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound, AlterG, and Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment System (CAREN).
Follow-up appointment: meet with an exercise physiologist to fine-tune the runner’s program of exercises and real-time running cues
Reevaluation: repeat the video analysis with an exercise physiologist to gauge progress and receive recommendations for further improvement
Dr. Kalika’s experience comes from working with Prof. Pavel Kolar the renowned Czech School of Rehabilitation as well as Prof. Christopher Powers who is one of the worlds leader in treatment and prevention of running injuries. Another unique approach that Dr.Kalika is certified in is ISM (integrated system model) therapy.This approach is now used by most elite EPL soccer teams (Manchester city and Chelsea) to keep their players away from injuries as well as for in season rehabilitation. Dr. Kalika has knowledge not only in several different types of therapy he also has expertise with diagnostic ultrasound, gait and running analysis, orthopedics, and sports medicine. The combination of all these different experiences helps him correctly diagnose and rehabilitate athletes better than most clinics in NYC. Dr. Kalika has also studied under top leading running authorities like Brian Hidershide and Irene Davis. These experiences and extra training has given Dr. Kalika the unique expertise in running performance.