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Running Assessments

With 70% of runners getting injured each year ‘running injuries’ is a real problem for lots of people, stopping them from getting started or keep on running.
Although it is a basic skill, research has shown recurring themes with running styles, that can be easily identified and simple changes made to modify their running technique alongside a combined rehabilitation program.
We assess your running technique, your training schedule and movement patterns with an aim to transform injury-prone joggers to injury-free runners. Whether you are looking to run your first 5km or you are a seasoned marathon runner we will advise you on the best ways to maintain an efficient running career.
We start with a biomechanical assessment of your whole body, looking at both mobility of joints and tissues, muscle strength and function, alongside slow motion video analysis of your running style and technique to determine potential causes of injury.
If Problem areas are identified at your assessment you will have opportunity to put together a personalised plan to address these areas via one or a combination of Physiotherapy, Strength and condition or running technique sessions, with the ultimate goal of minimising your injury risk and improving your running efficiency.
We understand most running injuries are a result of overloading muscles, tendons, joints or bones, so we can also help design a running plan that spreads out those loads, and keeps you running.

 

Who is this for?

Runners who are frequently injured and are fed up with simply treating the symptoms. We aim to discover and fix the underlying reasons behind injuries such as Runner’s Knee, ITB Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Shin Splints, Back Pain, Calf and Hamstring Pains.
Runners who want to minimise their chances of getting injured as they train for their big event.

Does this help performance?

You will only achieve high performance through consistent training, and nothing affects performance like getting injured and having to rest up. If we can help you to reduce your chances of getting injured, then you can push on with your training plan and achieve your potential.
It is also likely that fixing any major strength or flexibility deficits will help you to achieve improved performance.
However, in terms of improving your performance by changing the way you run, the research is not clear. We know there is not one optimum way to run; if there were then all the elites would run in exactly the same way, and a quick look at the leading group in the London Marathon shows us clearly that is not the case. However, there are certain traits common to the most successful runners that we aim to help you integrate into your running