At Physio:Run the aim is simple, help you achieve your running goals.  The running specific profile has aided both Commonwealth and recreational athletes achieve the performance their training deserves.

What is included in a profile?

Running history and previous injuries are a huge indicator for injury.  We will discuss this in depth but also spent time discussing what your goals are, albeit long distance or short the profile can be tailored for your specific needs.

Following this we look at flexibility of both the front of the leg and also the back of the leg in different sections, we aren’t trying to show you up – but the findings are key to helping identify your unique profile and how you will benefit from the profile.

The strength and control of certain muscles heavily involved in the running gait cycle will then be tested and the right leg compared to the left leg to highlight any areas of imbalance or areas for development.  This information, along with your unique story and goals are processed to create a picture of you the runner and your needs.

What we do with the results?

 The findings from the profile are documented so you can self test at any opportunity in the future, but they will be graded according to expected objective outcomes.  These findings are then utilised in the gait analysis to help avoid any reoccurring injury or help to reduce the risk of any injury.

The findings will be addressed in a bespoke, unique and customised running related exercise plan to achieve improvement in the tested areas and also any areas highlighted during the gait analysis that will not only reduce injury risk, but improve performance.

Physio:Run has links with many coaches and fully supports the “Athlete Triad” where open communication between the athlete, coach and therapist help to include all in the decision making process to bridge these gaps in training to address highlighted developmental areas.

Re-testing

Objective measures, photos and video footage is used to measure physical issues and we can re-test after a period of time to measure improvements. What the profile does nicely is to educate you on what tests test which area – allowing you to have control of your body and the ability to self-test at your convenience.  Follow up appointments are recommended on gait changes, as these require gradual changes and monitoring of symptoms with the changes.

 

In the months building up to the Commonwealth Games James helped fix a
few issues before they became serious, which allowed me to keep training
consistently through winter with lots of confidence to perform at my
best. With his help I made a strong recovery after the marathon and was
able to have my best summer season too. His passion for sport and for
helping people make him one of the best sports Physios in the country.

Robbie Simpson

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Long-distance runner