Running Assessments

Peak Sports Physiotherapy offers Running Assessments as well as running-specific strength and conditioning to help you improve your running efficiency and optimise your performance.

Our running optimisation program is designed to help you reach your running goals, whether it be setting a personal best or overcoming a running related injury. Sessions are tailored to each person and typically involve the following:

⦁ Musculoskeletal screening – to identify and address factors that may predispose you to injury or reduced performance
⦁ Running-specific strength programs – Tailored to improve force production and running economy, as well as addressing deficits identified through the screening
⦁ Video running analysis – to provide cues and advice that may accelerate running development
⦁ Load management – to develop a training program that facilitates training adaptions while minimising injury risk

     

    We can help you optimise your training loads, running-technique and running-specific strength to help you:

    • Injury recovery including shin pain, Achilles tendinopathy and knee pain.
    • Improve your efficiency so you can run further or faster with less effort.
    • Prevent future injuries.
    • Return to running.

    BENEFITS OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR RUNNERS

    Strength training is often overlooked in distance runners. However, it is now well established that when strength training is performed as part of a running program, it leads to significant improvements in running economy and performance, and reductions in injury risk


    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    The improvements shown by strength training have been attributed to increasing muscle coordination and activation, which ultimately leads to increased leg stiffness and propulsive force being applied to the ground. Effectively, this turns your legs into “stiffer springs” that allow you to spend less time on the ground, and more time in the air!

    BENEFITS OF RUNNING ANALYSIS

    Running is a skill that is refined with practice and experience. As with most skills, the best exercise to improve running efficiency is running itself. Having said that, running drills and cues can provide a ‘shortcut’ to a better technique that can accelerate your running development.

    HOW DOES IT WORK?

    The aim of running drills are to improve your coordination so that the force you apply to the ground propel you forwards rather than slowing you down. In most cases, this is done by reducing braking forces (such as overstriding) and improving horizontal propulsion.

    WHAT INJURIES CAN RUNNING ASSESSMENTS HELP?

    Clinical research has shown running re-training can help:

    • Shin splints
    • Patellofemoral joint pain
    • Hamstring injuries
    • Compartment syndrome
    • Stress fractures
    • Back pain
    • Tendinopathies

    DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

    Just your normal running gear. If you use multiple pairs of runners or wear orthotics please bring these in as well.

    Our  Services Include:

    Physiotherapy

    Our physiotherapists are highly-trained in providing you with a comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of your injury concerns. We promote an active-approach to treatment that considers your needs, to create a treatment plan that is effective and provides you with the knowledge to manage your injury into the future.

    Do you suffer from:

    • Lower back pain including Sciatica
    • Neck pain including Whiplash
    • Hip and knee Osteoarthritis
    • Sports injuries
    • Chronic pain
    • Tendinopathies
    • Stress fractures
    • Post-operative rehabilitation
    • Headaches
    • Referred pain
    • TAC and Workcover injuries
    Occupational Physiotherapy

    Peak Sports Physiotherapy has formed ongoing relationships by working with local businesses to ensure the health and wellbeing of their employees.

    We understand that work-related injuries can be stressful for both employee and employer, therefore our management is underpinned by great communication between parties to ensure an optimal recovery.

    Peak Sports Physiotherapy is experienced in providing:

    • Onsite physiotherapy services
    • Manual handling training
    • Ergonomic assessments
    • Pre-Employment Screening 
    Running Assessments

    Peak Sports Physiotherapy now offers running assessments to help you run faster, further and easier than before.

    Our Running Assessments are designed to optimise your running technique. They include:

    - Musculoskeletal screening to assess your strength and mobility
    - Video analysis on a treadmill of your current running technique
    - Individualised plan to help you achieve your running goals
    - One FREE follow-up session to review the key points from the initial session

    They are perfect for anyone looking to improve their running efficiency, overcome an injury or simply start running for the first time.

    Strength & Conditioning

    Strength and conditioning can be one of the most effective ways of improving your health and staying pain-free
    Peak Sports Physiotheraphy tailors personalised strength and conditioning programs to help you recover from injury and increase your physical capacity.

    Our program can be tailored towards:

    • improving work capacity and load tolerance
    • reducing risk of injury including muscle strains, and tendinopathies
    • improving running economy
    • improving power output in cycling
    • reducing general aches and pains and Joint stiffness
    • increasing physical resilience and robustness

    Our studio in Wangaratta is fitted with commercial grade equipment that will be able to challenge your current level of fitness

    Post Operative Rehabilitation

    Peak Sports Physiotherapy can provide tailored rehabilitation programs to help you restore strength and function following surgeries.

    Home Visits

    Peak Physiotherapy can perform home-visits to the surrounding area for those who are unable to or would have difficulty attending the clinic

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