Many sporting injuries are caused by poor running mechanics, and it can be difficult to determine exactly what is going wrong without the correct tools. An accurate analysis of your form with some targeted interventions and professional advice can help you avoid injuries caused by running.
Common running injuries include:
- Back, hip and knee pain
- Patello-femoral pain and patella tendonitis
- Calf pain, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints and stress fractures
- Hamstring strains and Groin pain
Our analysis involves watching you walk and run on a treadmill – we’ll even film it so that we can play it back later, frame by frame.
We’ll look at the way you move to identify any abnormal movement patterns which are usually caused by muscular imbalances and stiff joints but can also be caused by structural problems like torn ligaments, arthritic joints or even anatomical abnormalities.
If we find an abnormality in your running mechanics, we’ll examine you further to accurately diagnose or rule out any structural variation or pathology and then we’ll get down to the business of correcting your gait.
To correct your gait we can use hands on treatment, corrective exercises, advice on running shoes to suit your individual running style and even advice on orthotics to limit the impact of any altered running mechanics.
So if you get pain during or after running or even walking, come in and see us…if you’re not sure we can help you, we’ll happily do a 15 minute assessment free of charge so we can be sure we’re not wasting your time or money.