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.