Running assessments are a useful tool for analysing the underlying causes of pain or injury both for the casual runner and the elite athlete, who may be pain-free during normal activity but feel pain when running. Following a thorough physical assessment, our physiotherapists evaluate a client's gait and perform a biomechanical analysis, of walking and running on a treadmill, using computerised video technology.
The information obtained from the running assessment enables the physiotherapist to treat not only the symptoms, but to identify and remedy the cause of the dysfunction. Clients are given recommendations for adjustment of stretching, strengthening and core stability programmes. Identifying and dealing with underlying biomechanical problems allows the athlete to return safely to sport with a decreased risk of injury.