Running is becoming an increasing popular past-time as society focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This surge in interest has raised the prevalence of running-related injuries which negatively impacts one’s participation in sport.
At physio for all, we can help you preventing and treating sport related injuries.
Why having a running screening?
Like any other sports, running technique can be improved with training to prevent injuries and improve performance.
Runners mostly train individually, without supervision or monitoring their training. Our expertise will help to take in consideration all the factors leading to a successful and enjoyable practice of the sport such as the technique, strength, flexibility, training programme, intensity of the training.
Who is it for?
Running analysis is beneficial for all types of runners, recreational or preparing an event such as a marathon. The analysis will help use pointing out the factors limiting your performance and ultimately perform at your best.
The screening is also suitable for runners suffering from injuries (chronic or acute). We will perform a thorough assessment to provide the most suitable treatment plan. The goal is a progressive return to sport consisting of gait/running retraining, exercises, physiotherapy.
What are the different steps of an analysis?
This a 1 hour appointment composed of:
Tell us your goals and expectations (injury rehabilitation, performance improvement, preparing an event)
- Physical assessment
Flexibility, balance, strength will be evaluated. This will be the base to build your gym programme.
- Running analysis
Approximately 10-15 min on a treadmill. We observe your technique and film you to discuss and show you the findings.
The modifications needing to be implemented are demonstrated and then performed.
We will build together a holistic programme, based on implementing modifications of your technique, gym-based (strengthening, flexibility, balance) training, running training programme.
What are the most common running injuries?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Patellofemoral pain
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Hip and gluteal injuries
- Shins splints/ compartment sydrome
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Patellar tendinopathy