Running Physio

A running assessment is a proactive way to evaluate your running performance and technique to identify areas in the kinetic chain that may need improvement. Melbourne CBD Physio will critically analyse your running technique, commonly looking for points of excessive load, inefficient movement patterns or strength deficiencies.

Running Assessments

A running assessment at Melbourne CBD Physio will guide you through modifying your running program, help to tweak your technique and assist with strength and conditioning to reduce the risk of injury, dramatically improving your speed.

What happens in a running assessment? 

Our expert running physio team will observe your running technique on the state-of-the-art Alter-G Treadmill. This equipment is fully supportive and can be entirely adjusted to ensure you have a smooth and comfortable run. If you have any footage of yourself running, they can also draw on this to supplement their analysis.

We also use other performance screening measures, such as our Keiser and VALD equipment to give a comprehensive view of your strengths and weaknesses in a full body picture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can have a running assessment?

You don’t have to be an elite runner to gain from a running assessment. We see anyone of any age who enjoys running, or is involved in sports which require running like football, soccer, basketball and tennis. Our running assessments can address any level of running, whether your goal is to begin jogging or to improve your speed on the field.

Best of all, running assessments can be claimed through private health insurance.

What do I get from a running assessment at Melbourne CBD Physio?

A running assessment gives you the insight on where you can improve your technique, efficiency, speed and the chance to discover potential injury risks.

  • Tips to improve your technique, efficiency and running gait
  • Individualised analysis based on your level of performance and desired speed
  • Discover areas of injury risk
  • Evidence based advice on load management and training progression
  • Tailored training and performance tips to keep you running
  • Strength and conditioning plan of attack

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions

At Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy and Sports MEdicine, we have running physio specialists and a state-of-the-art facility to diagnose any problems you have with running form or to treat a running injury and help you to prevent it in the future.

No injury is completely preventable, but there are a couple of ways that you can help to prevent getting injuries when you run:

Increase gradually:
One of the most common causes of running injuries is just simply doing too much too soon. If you’ve never run in your life, try alternating running and walking for short periods. If you are an experienced runner, don’t increase your running speed or distance too quickly, but rather build up to it gradually.

Strengthen:
It is so important that you have enough strength in the right areas to warrant a demanding task such as running. From the recreational to elite runners, we cannot stress how important strength training is, we have worked with some of the worlds best runners and cannot emphasize the importance of strengthening calves, hip flexors, hamstrings and posterior hip. With a strong base in these muscles from a power point of view you are over half way of being running pain and injury-free.

Fix your form:
There is a much higher chance that you will hurt yourself running if you aren’t doing it Book yourself a running assessment and our experts will tell you where you are going wrong and provide a personalised plan on how to slowly improve your running form.

At Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy and Sports MEdicine, we have running physio specialists and a state-of-the-art facility to diagnose any problems you have with running form or to treat a running injury and help you to prevent it in the future.

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