The benefits of running are countless, from weight management to disease prevention (Harris, 1981). Unfortunately these benefits can be offset by injury. Annually it is seen that up to 65% of people experience pain as a result of running (Marti et al, 1988). For this reason, it is essential to put in place preventative strategies to reduce the probability of injury. Common strategies include rest, painkillers, injections and even surgery. These approaches may improve the symptoms in the short term but are likely to fail tackling the root cause resulting in a re-injury (Noakes, 1991).
As summer approaches and better weather is arriving, there is nothing quite like going for a run. To ensure your running is as pleasurable and pain free as possible why not take advantage of the running analysis service we offer here at Physioimpulse.
What is running analysis?
Running analysis is the assessment of running technique. It highlights abnormalities within running gait with the result of preventing or at the very least limiting running injuries.
What to expect
We run 60 minute sessions, during which we will take video recording of your running technique. We record multiple angles to ensure we capture all possible abnormalities, these include videoing from the front, side, back and also specifically your feet. We then assess each of these videos with you in slow motion, highlighting potential issues which may in time result in injury or reduced running efficiency.
Benefit of having your running analysed by Physioimpulse
We also complete a physical assessment and combine thiswith the information gained in the running analysis to create a bespoke exercise program. This effective combination alongside tailored manual therapy allows us to better prevent injury and improve running performance. In addition to this we can make recommendations on different types of footwear which may benefit you. We can also refer you on to our specialist gait analysis and orthotics service, where customised inserts can be created for you. To find out more, read this Page
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