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 your performance.
We will conduct a comprehensive video analysis to highlight:
What can a runner expect from a Physio Fit Running Analysis?
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.