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
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.