There are many factors that go into the making and breaking of a runner. As a keen social/club runner and sports physiotherapist I take a special interest in all of them. It is both remarkable and wonderful to see just how many people are running these days. The “parkrun” phenomenon has gripped both young and old the length/breadth of the country. For such a natural gift, the number of varying running styles is intriguing. The majority of runners (below elite level) have never had any formal run technique coaching.
If you’re looking to improve your running efficiency to either go faster, further or just to keep running by reducing the chances of injury, then having a running assessment is a great idea.A recent medical trial was featured in the Daily Telegraph
Their findings cited as the major cause of injury were over striding and reduced gluteal/hip stability. These two points certainly resonate with the assessments I perform. I assess a runner’s biomechanics and running technique to see how one affects the other and vice versa. There is little point affecting one without considering the other.
Booking a running assessment is a good investment for you and your running