The running assessment involves a video analysis to identify biomechanical causes contributing to recurrent injuries and specific running exercises and drills to improve running technique, strength, power, running speed or endurance.
This can assist with both performance and reduce injury risk.
A full comprehensive biomechanical assessment will be conducted including, video gait analysis and all weight bearing and non-weight bearing pre-injury screening assessments. This gives the podiatrist the most in-depth data with regards to your full body composition/abnormalities and ultimately helps to provide the most accurate analysis which leads to a more accurate diagnosis.
With regards to pre-injury screening, with more data collected and assessment of the full body make-up and functioning, area’s of weakness can be obtained and highlighted prior to injury occurs and ultimately programs can be set in place to target these areas and bring them in line prior to injury.
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ITBFS is a common condition that has the potential to develop in runners. It usually develops due to people not taking time to stretch and release their muscles and they become overly tight.
The ITB is the thick band of fascia that you can feel down the outside of your leg. It is an extension of the TFL (Tensor Fascia Latae) muscle, which is one of your hip flexor muscles. The ITB connects your pelvis to the outside of your knee. It holds your leg ridged when you place all your weight on one leg and assists in keeping your knee in a straight position when you walk or run.
Many runners find that they get pain on the upper outside part of the knee and will be unable to run due to this pain, but are potentially OK with other activities. A massage to release the tight TFL and other surrounding muscles will help you to resolve this problem, enabling you to run pain free.
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