Running Injury Clinic in Melbourne

Premier Running Clinic is for novice and regular runners who:

  • Are suffering from running-related injuries (back or hip pain, knee pain, calf pain, Achilles tendon pain, heel pain).
  • Want to improve their running times/ distance.
  • Want to prevent injuries (both short-term and future wear & tear).
  • Want to have their running technique and training load assessed.

What do we do at Premier Running Clinic?

To help people run injury-free, we have developed a tailored ‘running assessment’. One of the biggest reasons people stop running is due to injury! With a comprehensive ‘running assessment’, we will identify the main reasons why you may be getting injured or what factors may be putting you at higher injury risk. We will give you personalised advice on how to build your running up and give you professional physiotherapy treatment to reduce your injury risk long-term.

What is involved in a Running & Biomechanical Assessment?

  • A ‘running assessment’ takes a different approach from a normal physiotherapy consultation. You will initially complete a brief questionnaire that will assist your physiotherapist in understanding your running history. Then your running physio will ask you some questions about your current issue, other injuries you have had along the way, and what your goals are (whether you just want to run to keep fit and healthy or run a marathon).
  • You will then complete a movement assessment to identify the causes of your injury and what may be holding you back from your potential. This includes joint health assessments, functional assessments, and mobility. We also assess strength, and we do this with high-tech equipment to determine the exact amount of force your muscles can produce and identify the percentage difference from side to side.

Then it is treadmill time!

We will get you running at a pace that you would usually run at, which will continue for between 5-10 mins. This involves recording your running technique using a slow-motion camera for biomechanical analysis.

How do we get the results?

  • We can often pinpoint running technique issues quickly and correct them on the spot, resulting in immediate improvements in running efficiency and decreasing your pain whilst running.
  • To get the best results, we’ll have a discussion in conjunction with you, tailor a game plan to help you run pain-free and maximise your performance and make all the necessary steps to build you up to your running goals. This involves managing your running program, advising rehabilitation exercises, and correcting your running technique if required.

Looking to make an appointment or book a class?

We are here to help! Please call and speak to one of our practitioners if you have any questions. Making an appointment & booking classes online is also one of the most convenient way to lock in the practitioner, location & time you want.