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Running Analysis Leamington Spa

Optimise your pre and mid season training with our Running Analysis Leamington Spa service. Whether you’re gearing up for the Regency Run or the Leamington Spa Half Marathon, our Sports Scientists and Running Specialists will assess your biomechanics to enhance your running efficiency, prevent injuries, and elevate your performance.

Why have a running analysis?

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The impact of your running technique extends far beyond your run times – it significantly influences your susceptibility to injuries. Our Running Analysis Leamington Spa therapists  understand that every individual runs uniquely, and what forms an optimal running style for one may differ for another.

When your foot makes contact with the ground during a run, a ground reaction force travels up your body, affecting your joints, muscles and firing patterns. Your body’s specific mechanics, areas of strength and vulnerability determine whether this force enhances or limits your running performance.

This intricate interaction of forces can harmoniously synchronise your knees, hips, back, and shoulders, promoting a fluid motion. Alternatively, these forces can act in opposition, potentially setting in motion future injuries.

Hence, undergoing a comprehensive running analysis is a fundamental step in your running journey. Our Leamington Spa specialists recognise the pivotal role this analysis plays in optimising your running technique, boosting performance, and minimising the risk of injuries. 

What happens during the Running Analysis?

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Our Running Analysis Leamington Spa sessions are meticulously designed to evaluate all areas of your running.  Within a 50-minute session, our specialist therapists will consider all areas of your running, from your posture to your shoes and your stride style. 

During the 50 minute session our specialists commence with an in depth assessment of your posture and joints. Once completed we continue to delve into your running style. Utilising video technology, we capture your natural running form in the real world rather than on a treadmill. This is due to the forces working in a very different way on the road to on a treadmill. 

This allows us to slow movements down to view your foot’s interaction with the ground, tracing its impact throughout your entire body – from the very soles of your feet up through your shoulders and into your head.

By combining our video analysis, with the postural analysis and your personal history we are able to enhance your running style. Our objectives are clear, we aim to elevate the efficiency of your running, helping to improve  your race times. At the same time we aim to rectify any existing running injuries whilst safeguarding against future ones.

During the Running Analysis Leamington Spa session, we invite you to bring and run in all your various shoes. In addition to our assessment, we are able to then offer bespoke advice on shoe type, running and strengthening programs.  Every Leamington Spa runner is an individual and any running style, shoe type or injury assessment needs to be just as individual. 

What can we do for running injuries?

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Unraveling the complex area of running injuries hinges upon deciphering the forces that start with your foot striking the ground, and create a chain reaction through your body, affecting your legs, knees, hips and even your back. This bespoke understanding of your injury, begins with our specialised Running Analysis in Leamington Spa.

When you book in, to understand  your running injuries, our Leamington Spa-specialist therapists commence by meticulously evaluating the impacted joint or muscle. Our approach revolves around achieving homeostasis in your lower body, often gauging leg circumferences to unmask potential imbalances in load distribution.

At the heart of our assessment lies a meticulous examination of your feet, the critical point of contact with the ground during every stride. Here, the pivotal ground reaction forces come into play, propelling your forward momentum. Weak feet or ankles can alter the dispersion of these forces across your body, often acting as the instigator of running related injuries.

The next step entails a close scrutiny of your running shoes, allowing us to dissect the tread pattern and glean insights into your foot strike dynamics.

Stepping outside, we invite you to run while we capture the moment on video. This live-action vantage offers unparalleled clarity. By slowing your movements down we can visually understand the factors that contributed to your injury. It guides us in providing both immediate and enduring solutions. Often, clients find this phase of our assessment eye opening, as self perception often differs with the reality found on video.

To ensure we solve your running injury, we create you with a bespoke strengthening program and help you in altering your gait to address the core of your running injury. Our mission extends beyond immediate resolution, aiming to safeguard your long-term health with respect to your running journey.

Frequently Asked Questions about Running Analysis Leamington Spa

Please bring all your shoes, many runners have several pairs and we may need to see you run in all of them. 

Please also bring whatever you usually run in, and ideally a pair of short shorts so we can assess the whole lower body.

All our  sessions are 50 minutes long.

Unlike many of our competitors all of our follow up appointments are also 50 minutes long.

This allows us enough time to assess you fully, including doing a video analysis. 

We get you to run in the real world rather than on a treadmill. The mechanics of running on a treadmill are very different to running in the real world. Most people run out in the real world, so this is where we assess you.

We aren’t running coaches, but we are Sports Scientists. We have been trained to look at the way the body works, understand the forces involved and how the muscles deal with those forces. 

In their younger days, Ian used to be a triathlete and Gina a runner for Coventry Godivas Running Club so we have a very real understanding of running and running injuries.

Gina is a member of BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists) ensuring they stay up to date with the latest research.

You can book using our online booking system. Or you can email us or call us directly.

We don’t use receptionists, so when you call or email you get directly either Ian or Gina, who can answer any questions you may have about your condition, prior to making a booking. 

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