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:
- gait analysis – study of your walking pattern.
- running analysis – study of your running style.
- video analysis or motion capture analysis.
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.
- ITB Syndrome
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
- Chondromalacia Patella
- Osgood Schlatter’s
- Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease
- Meniscus tears
- Bursitis Knee
- Knee Arthritis
- Plica Syndrome
- Anterior Ankle Impingement
- Peroneal Tendonitis
- Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
- Sprained Ankle
- High Ankle Sprain
- Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
- Hip labral tear
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Gluteal Tendinopathy
- Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy
- Stress Fracture
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Poor Hip Core
- Back Muscle Pain
- Bulging Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Joint Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Pinched Nerve
For more advice regarding your running assessment, please contact PhysioWorks.
- Early Injury Treatment
- Core Exercises
- Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
- Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
- Gait Analysis
- Biomechanical Analysis
- Balance Enhancement Exercises
- Proprioception & Balance Exercises
- Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
- Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
- Soft Tissue Massage
- Dry Needling
- Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
- Heat Packs
- Joint Mobilisation Techniques
- Kinesiology Tape
- Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
- Running Analysis
- Strength Exercises
- Stretching Exercises
- Supportive Taping & Strapping
- TENS Machine
- Video Analysis