While running may seem like a natural form of exercise in theory, it doesn't exactly come naturally to everyone. Sometimes you need more than just hard work to feel that sense of enjoyment from running. Whether you are new to running, suffering from a recurring injury or wanting to increase your load, every runner can benefit in some way from a running assessment.
What is a running assessment
Running assessments are a specialised Physiotherapy service for beginners and athletes alike, who are looking to resolve an injury or improve your running technique and capabilities. Assessments allow us to analyse factors contributing to a current or past injury, fitness levels, as well as identifying areas for improvement in strength and flexibility to reduce the potential for injury. During a running assessment your Physiotherapist will analyse your:
Foot strike pattern
Body position while running
Your strength and capacity to run
A running assessment is a valuable tool that can help you a more natural and efficient runner. During your appointment, your Physiotherapist will also discuss:
Your running loads
Your shoes and footwear
Your running related concerns - injury or otherwise
Techniques, tools and exercises to improve your running.
Running assessments are catered to the individual, so if you are wanting specific biomecanical data or would prefer to look at the bigger picture, we can tailor the appointment to your needs.