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Running Analysis

Many of our clients love to run. They run at lunchtime, before work, after work, on the weekend, in their sleep – whenever they can. Others just like a light jog now and then, or they walk for exercise.
Running and walking, like all repetitive activity, can lead to strain on the body if good alignment and technique is not maintained. Lower limbs and back are most vulnerable, but sometimes the neck/shoulders can be affected.
Chicken or Egg?  Whether your running style has resulted in tight muscles, a sore back, etc, or whether your tight muscles are affecting your running, and causing joint pain (or just slowing you down!) the cause needs to be determined.

How do we do this? Your physio will take a history and examine the problem area. Then they will look at, and film your gait on our treadmill. You then have the opportunity to view the recording frame by frame with your physio. By a systematic approach from the ground up, the components of your gait which may be contributing to your problems can be determined. Advice will be given about strategies and exercises needed to improve.

What do I do next? When you call the practice, let the reception staff know you are interested in a running assessment. If you are new to MSPC we allow 60 minutes for the consultation so your physio can take your history and ask relevant medical questions. If you are a current patient, we have your history, and should only need 45 minutes for your assessment We look forward to helping you “stay on track” with your running!

What about other sport? If your pain relates to a different sport or your exercise at the gym, we can help sort out elements that might be letting you down. Just ask your physio at MSPC.

Please Call MSPC: (02) 9221 1604

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