Running Analysis

Running Analysis

Article by John Miller

Why is Running Analysis Important?

Assessing how you run is very important. Running analysis is aimed at identifying:

  • How you actually run? eg technique, foot placement etc
  • Where you have lack of movement? eg joint stiffness, muscle tightness
  • Where you lack control? eg joint hypermobility, muscle weakness
  • What shoe type suits you best?
  • Whether an orthotic is appropriate for you?

Physiotherapists are professionally trained to detect biomechanical faults which can predispose you to injury. Even better, they’ll start fixing the problems they identify straight away.

Biomechanical analysis can involve:

Common Running Injuries

Running is one of the easiest and most popular ways to stay fit. It is also one of the easiest ways to develop an injury. Running injuries are common and often affect the hips, knees, ankles, and feet of runners. The impact and stress of running is sometimes hard on the muscles and joints; especially if you ignore early injury signs.

Knee Pain

Ankle Injuries

Foot & Heel Pain

Groin Pain

Hip Pain

Back Pain

Muscle Pain

Neck Pain

For more advice regarding your running assessment, please contact PhysioWorks.

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