Running gait analysis

running analysis, performance testing, and strength programs

At Custom Performance, ALL of our staff are specially trained to work with runners of all abilities

Running Analysis with Optogait

VO2 Max & Lactate Threshold Testing


Strength Programs

Running Analysis:

We offer a one hour comprehensive biomechanical Running Analysis to evaluate your movement patterns and stride using video analysis. Real-time results help us create a tailored plan to increase efficiency and decrease injury. 

Along with filming your gait, we collect Optogait Data which provides us with personalized information about your:

  • Cadence
  • Flight time
  • Form
  • Ground contact time (broken down into initial contact, foot flat, propulsive phase)
  • Side to side asymmetries (left vs. right leg)
  • Stride angle (related to IT Band syndrome risk)
  • Stride length

This information assists us in developing a custom plan for you as well as injury prevention. 

With this 1 hr service, you receive:

  • Biomechanical analysis and cueing to improve form
  • Videos of "before" and "after" sent to your email
  • Assessment of strength and range of motion
  • A specific plan to correct these imbalances
  • A print out of your optogait data
  • A tailored running plan
  • Answers to questions regarding; shoes, orthotics, training, nutrition, and any other running-related topics.


Greg Laraia, ATC:

Gregory Laraia is an Athletic Trainer and Running Consultant at Custom Performance. Greg graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he was a student athlete on the Cross Country and Track teams. Greg is FMT Rocktape Certified and an RRCA Certified Coach. He remains a competitive runner in the New York area and can be seen out running on the city streets day or night. 

In collaboration with Custom Performance,  Greg recently launched Streets 101, a team on a mission to bring runners of all abilities together. In the runner's gym, during group classes, and in one-on-one sessions, Greg sees the untapped potential in every athlete and client. He works tirelessly, continuously tailoring individual training plans to help each individual achieve their goals. 
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