Running Assessment

Want to prevent injury and improve performance?

Running assessments are designed to identify asymmetries and musculoskeletal factors that could predispose you to injury. Studies have found that addressing these biomechanical asymmetries can significantly decrease your risk of injury as well as improved running performance and economy.

Clinical Physio's 40min run assessment has been developed over the past 6 years and is a battery of tests and running technique assessments drawn from screenings developed by the NSW Institute of Sport, the British Athletic Association and recent research papers published in peer reviewed journals.

We assess your risk of injury and offer guidance as how to best minimise your risk of injury to reduce time off from training whilst also targeting those areas which will enhance your performance.

The 40min exam consists of:
- Injury History
- Biomechanical Video Analysis of treadmill running technique (performed at the track for sprinters)
- Muscular Control, Co-ordination and Strength
- Joint Range of Motion


The running assessment specifically looks at things like cadence, foot strike, tibial angle, hip angle, vertical oscillation and ground reaction force.

What you will gain after your assessment:
Your personal assessment will help you understand your strengths, imbalances, and weaknesses. It will provide the basis for a custom exercise program that will help you achieve your athletic goals.

In addition to your assessment we can also provide:
- Training Programming including periodisation and load management
- Rehab Programing 
- Access to our fully equipped rehabilitation gym

When’s the best time to get your assessment done?
A screening can be conducted at any time, however the best time to get your screening done is during the pre-season or before recommencing training after some time off.

Ideally there should also be a follow-up after the screening is completed to ensure that the exercises have been properly integrated into the athletes training program, as well as being performed correctly. A re-assessment can be done 3 months and 6 months post screening.

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