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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 sessions take 50 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.

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. Our follow up sessions are also 50 mins long and we will usually 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 rear 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. 

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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These videos were created to help our runners during the Covid 19 lockdowns.

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