Lasse Lindstrom (Sunday Runner )I enjoy running a lot but had to stop my favourite hobby due to an injury with my meniscus. I was already considering a knee operation but thanks to the fantastic and very professional help of PhysioActive, I was able to get back on the running track. It is amazing what can be done under the guidance of a skilled physiotherapist.
Running is the easiest type of exercise to adopt. Although it strengthens your heart and burns calories efficiently, running puts a unique set of stresses and strains on your body much greater than those from walking. Hence, it is also the exercise with the most number of injuries. With running becoming increasingly popular in Singapore, we have seen a rise in the number of clients with running related injuries.
These injuries are caused by a combination of issues from poor technique to the wrong footwear.
The PhysioActive Solution
Let us help you with effective therapy, injury prevention strategies, and optimisation of your running.
PhysioActive offers complete running analyses that provide an in-depth look at your gait patterns and weight loads. We’ll examine how you carry your weight and which muscles and other structures are bearing the load. This allows us to offer recommendations for preventing injuries, running longer distances, and improving running times. Additionally, we can offer footwear recommendations appropriate to your unique anatomy.
Your total running analysis will include a video of your running pattern, biomechanical information, and fitness recommendations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is running analysis important?
A biomechanical running analysis can help you to:
- Improve running performance
- Prevent injuries
- Optimise your physical condition
- Define the optimal training load for your individual goals
Is this only for elite runners?
No. At PhysioActive, we offer a professional running assessment service where runners of any skill level can come and get their running style analysed.
How extensive is this analysis?
Our running analysis include a biomechanical video assessment of your running combined with specific musculoskeletal screening tests. We aim to assess your:
- Running technique
- Biomechanics during running
- Key muscle group strength
- Training load
- Gait pattern
- Shoe wear pattern and foot type
What can I do with the results?
After evaluating the results, your physiotherapist will provide:
- Advice on proper running technique
- Advice on the correct footwear
- Advice on exercise program to optimize physical condition for running
- DVD including video recording of your running
- Complete report with your results
- Information folder
What are some of the common injuries experienced by runners?
Estimates show that nearly 70% of all runners eventually develop an injury, from which 50% suffer recurrent injuries each year. Common injuries include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- ITB syndrome
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Stress fractures
- Muscle strains
These injuries are often produced or exacerbated due to poor technique, poor biomechanics, training errors, wrong footwear or the weakness of specific key muscle groups.