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Running Analysis

At The Reinge Clinic we have huge experience working with runners of all levels to achieve their goals.

Whether you are just starting out or are at the elite level, looking for the edge, we can use our Sports Science and Biomechanical knowledge to help you achieve your goals and we do this with a Running Analysis.

Why have a running analysis?

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The way you run can hugely affect your run times as well as your chances of getting an injury.

When your foot hits the floor in running, you get a ground reaction force that comes up through your body. That ground reaction force can help you, it can make you run more efficiently, or it can hinder you and slow you down.

That force can cause your knees, hips, back and even shoulders to move fluidly together, or they can work against you, creating injuries for the future.

This is why a running analysis  is an essential part of your pre race preparation, and we do this using video technology.

What happens during the Running Analysis?

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Our running analysis initial session lastS 90 minutes. During this time we will assess your posture and analyse how you run. We use video technology to video you running out in the real world. This allows us to see how your foot strikes the floor, as well as the effect this has throughout your body, all the way from your feet to your head.

Along with your history and our physical assessment, this allows us to change your running style. The aim being to improve your efficiency of running and therefore your run times, to get rid of a running injury, or to prevent you getting injured in the future. Within our running analysis session we ask you to run in all of your shoes and we give you advice on the best shoes for you. Everyone is an individual so one shoe type does not work for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions about Running Analysis

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.

Our initial running analysis session is 1.5hrs long.

This gives us plenty of time to video you, assess your muscle firing and body biomechanics. As well as time to provide strength exercises and alter your Running Gait if needed.

All our Running follow up appointments are  50 minutes long and we will usually do a quick video recheck your running at that point.

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 and 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 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. 

The initial Assessment lasts 1.5hrs and costs £110. Our follow up sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £75

Many insurance companies will cover the cost of running injuries and we work with many insurance companies.

If you wish to use insurance please ensure you contact us so we can arrange the correct authorisation. 

Please note many insurance companies will only cover treatment by a Chartered Physiotherapist, if this is the case with your insurance you will need to book in with Ian rather than Gina. Ian is our chartered Physiotherapist.

 

What can we do for running injuries?

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Running injuries often come from the way your foot strikes the floor. There are a lot of forces involved in running and these forces travel up through the leg and affect the knees, hips and even the back. This is why we will always perform a video running analysis when we assess a running injury.

When we assess a running injury, we start by assessing the joint or muscle in question. We are looking for balance across the lower body, so we will often measure the circumference of your legs, to work out whether you are loading one leg more than another.

We will always check out your feet when you come to us with a running issue. This is the only point of contact with the floor during running, and where all the ground reaction forces occur that actually propel you when you run. Having weak feet or ankles will affect how these forces are dissipated throughout the body and are often the cause of running injuries.

We will then take a look at your running shoes. This allows us to assess the tread of your current shoes to get an idea of how your foot hits the floor.

Next we take you outside and ask you to run while we video you. This usually allows us to understand why you got injured in the first place and work out how to both fix your current injury and stop it reoccuring at a later date. Clients find this element of our assessments fascinating as the way they see themselves on the video, is usually very different to how they thought they were running.

Finally we set you up with a strengthening program and show you how to alter your gait to solve your running injury for the long term. 

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