Running Assessment

Running Assessment

How Does This Running Assessment Programme Help?

At Prohealth Sports and Spinal, we believe that a good running style and correct muscle balance will lead to better running performance, faster recovery from injury, and prevention of possible future injuries. Whether you are a recreational runner or an elite athlete of any age, our expert physiotherapists can provide an in-depth analysis to ascertain where your asymmetries are and develop a customised programme to address any biomechanical issues.

This programme will assist you in planning for your first marathon, or if it’s your dream to spend days running across a desert, we can advise you on how to maintain optimal performance and remain injury-free.

These sessions will cover comprehensive discussions on current injuries, advice on common injuries like patellofemoral pain and Achilles tendinopathy, the best treatment approaches, footwear recommendations and a customised running-specific exercise prescription plan that is tailored to your strength, flexibility, alignment and movement capacity.

Initial Assessment:
  • Detailed subjective assessment of where you feel your issues are and how you wish to improve – This will also include a discussion about your training programme, footwear analysis, any mechanical inefficiencies, tissue stress, incorrect movement patterns etc.
  • Full assessment of body alignment, posture, and leg length
  • Full testing of muscle length with an emphasis on those muscles specifically designed for running
  • Full testing of muscle strength with an emphasis on core muscles and those specifically required for running; this will include Real Time Ultrasound imaging of core muscles to identify any weaknesses
  • Video gait analysis using a treadmill and computer software to obtain a full picture of your running style
  • Discussion of assessment results and a treatment plan will be devised
Subsequent Sessions Include:
  • Discussion of any issues that may have arisen since initial assessment, addressing running fault
  • Manual physiotherapy treatment as required
  • Individualised rehabilitation programme incorporating mobility exercises and/ or strengthening exercise prescription programme initiated using clinical Pilates and/ or gym equipment within the clinic
  • Review and progression of home exercise prescription programme that includes a report with a rehab plan based on your needs

For more info, contact us appt@sportsandspinal.hk or +852 2530 0073.

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