RUNNING ANALYSIS ADELAIDE
We specialize in helping runners stay injury free and reach their personal best!
We can make the mistake of assuming running comes naturally, without thinking too much about it. Until our bodies break down and we are in pain; that gets our attention!
Running pain-free is a high level skill and a product of a solid physical foundation.
Running well is part art and part science; a balance of intuition and logic. Listening to your body becomes a form of meditation and mindfulness skills are developed in the process.
Our running analysis begins with understanding of you as a person; your running history and your goals and expectations.
The running assessment uses slow motion video analysis to carefully evaluate your running form. We use a checklist to identify the most common biomechanical errors.
Some of the things we look for are:
alignment and posture
foot landing position
pelvic and core control
lower limb flexibility
single leg stance control
functional movement testing
Once we have figured out what is going on with your running, we will give you a written plan - full of advice, education and exercises to help you become an efficient, strong and injury-free runner. We don't try and dramatically change your running technique, but instead focus on building your foundation and improve efficiency. If you are new to running, check out our blog for tips on how to go from couch to 10k.
1 hour evaluation
detailed video of you running
full muscular and biomechanical assessment
written summary of findings and recommendations
videos sent to you via email
individualized exercise program
follow-up advice and care
Benefits of the Running Assessment
improved awareness of gait and body mechanics
improved running technique and efficiency
decreased injury risk
learning how to run faster while staying more relaxed
Who is conducting the assessment?
Physiotherapist Dan O'Grady has worked with runners from around the world including ultra-marathoners and weekend warriors.
Dan worked with Robert De Castella's Indigenous Marathon Project at the 2013 New York City Marathon.
A keen runner himself, Dan ran the New York City marathon in 2015.
Check out a behind the scenes video here