Running is a great form of exercise for health, fitness and fun!
However, running injuries are common, with 70% of recreational and competitive runners sustaining a running-related injury in any 12-month period. Fortunately, common running injuries are often the result of modifiable factors. These include training errors, muscle strength imbalances or technique failures.
CCHN’s Exercise Physiology offers running assessment for runners of all levels in our Exercise Lab.
What does it involve?
At your initial running assessment appointment, our Exercise Physiologists will discuss your running goals, your current and past training and any relevant injury history. During this session a detailed biomechanics assessment will be taken, including video analysis, looking at muscle control, flexibility and running technique.
Your Exercise Physiologist will discuss with you the results and give you tailored advice, technique modification, and a home exercise program addressing any strength or flexibility concerns identified. Follow-up appointments will assess the effectiveness of the intervention and provide further exercise progression or running modifications if required.
Who is it for?
Individuals who love to run and are running with niggles or pain
Individuals who are looking to increase performance and running economy
Individuals who are just getting into running and want a safe, injury-free transition into the sport
Individuals who play sports that involve running
Individuals that love data and the human body and want to know exactly what they need to do to improve or why they are still in pain
What if I am not injured?
We assess our injured and uninjured runners the same way. The difference is that in the uninjured runner we are looking for areas of improvement that can lead to a better performance or increase running economy.
How long does it take to change someones running?
In some cases, changes can be made and felt immediately and implemented after your first session. Other changes, such as the results of specific strengthening can take a little longer and are implemented over a 6-12 week timeframe.
Health rebates are available under exercise physiology cover.