A running technique analysis provides a detailed and accurate evaluation of your running style and efficiency. Whilst running is great for your overall health and well-being, injuries are very common, with research suggesting that up to 80% of runners will obtain an injury each and every year that they run.
A Physio Fit running technique analysis can help you prevent reoccurring injury, improve performance, and achieve your running goals – from beginners right through to elite runners.
Most often, running injuries result from training errors, musculoskeletal deficits or running technique – and all of these factors can be modified. Physiotherapists and Podiatrists at Physio Fit have undertaken extensive training in running biomechanics and are well equipped to give you the advice you need to help manage your pain or improve your performance.
At Physio Fit, we are avid runners ourselves, so we not only have the knowledge to help with your running, but we have most likely been through the same experience as you at some stage and can relate to your pain and frustration!
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CONSULT
Running-Specific Musculoskeletal Screenings
The aim of a Running-Specific Musculoskeletal Screening is to identify the factors that may be contributing to injury and limiting performance. We will conduct a comprehensive assessment to enable identification of:
What can a runner expect from a Physio Fit consult?
We will first obtain information regarding the following, to better understand you as a runner:
- Running experience and training history
- Current training methods and programming
- Medical history
- Injury history
- Footwear and orthotics
- Current and future running goals
We will then complete a Running-Specific Musculoskeletal Screening which involves an assessment of trunk, pelvis and lower limb strength, power, mobility and control. Performing a musculoskeletal analysis allows us to identify areas vulnerable to injury or that may be currently affecting performance.
Running Biomechanics Video Analysis
Video footage of your running will be taken from different angles at different speeds (jogging, running, sprinting). You may also be given cues to adjust or change your technique so that appropriate comparisons can be made.
Analysis Report and Recommendations
A detailed report of your running-specific musculoskeletal screening and video analysis is produced and explained, outlining any recommendations that may help with performance or reducing the risk of injury.
Having discussed your results, we will work with you to establish the most appropriate management plan in accordance with your current training program and running goals.Runners will also have the opportunity to view their footage in order to gain a better understanding about their body and current running biomechanics.
Follow up appointments
Follow up appointments will vary depending on the findings of the running analysis and what the individual’s current needs and goals are. Those experiencing pain may wish to continue with ongoing physiotherapy treatment where as those who are purely tracking performance may only need to be reviewed as necessary.
Whether your goal is to add 10kgs to your squat or to simply be able to play with your children, our physiotherapists can assist in developing an exercise program that is appropriate for your current level of health and fitness.
Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!
Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.
For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.
We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.