Do you want to run further, run faster with less effort?
We do too and that’s why we’ve created the PhysiYoga Running Lab.
For anyone who wants to simply run better – further or faster or just easier, come visit our Running Lab.
What is The Running Lab?
The Running Lab is our signature Running Assessment Program.
In the Running Lab, we discuss your goals and experiences with running and then get you on the treadmill and assess your technique.
We also test the flexibility, strength and balance of key muscle groups involved in running and design a program that will give you the precise steps you need to take to help you run with less effort.
The result means going faster, further and having more fun when you run!
Why Running Technique Matters
Research has found most running injuries (80% or more) are caused by overuse or overload. It is accepted that the better your technique, the less effort running takes, which means:
- You tire more quickly, impacting not just your speed but the strain on your heart and lungs
- Particular body regions will be put under unnecessary load and eventually will become sore and injured if not addressed. It is simply a matter of time and km’s.
The Most Common Running Injuries
With the increase interest in recreational running, you or someone you know has probably suffered a running-related injury that can be significantly improved with improvement of technique. Studies on running injuries have found the most commonly injured body regions in runners are;
- Knees: 7.2 to 50 percent
- Lower leg: 9.0 to 32.2 percent
- Upper leg: 3.4 to 38.1 percent
- Foot: 5.7 to 39.3 percent
- Ankles: 3.9 to 16.6 percent
- Hips, pelvis, or groin: 3.3 to 11.5 percent
- Lower back: 5.3 to 19.1 percent
Who Benefits from The Running Lab?
Do you run?
Do you want to get started with running (or getting fitter), but not sure where to start?
Do you want to enjoy running more?
Do you get back, hip, knee or foot pain during or after your run?
Have you been running for a while, but have hit a plateau? For example, you can’t seem to get past a certain distance or time?
Do you have an injury (one or multiple) that is impacted by running? (especially one that keeps recurring?)
Do you want a detailed analysis of your running technique?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then our Running Lab is for you. Call us today or book online.
What happens during a Running Assessment?
After we discuss your goals and history, you will undergo:
- Postural alignment and analysis
- Slow motion clinical gait assessment based on your personal history.
We look closely at factors that are related to running efficiency (and injury)
- Foot landing position
- Knee flexion angle
- Pelvic control
- Hip flexibility
- Vertical oscillation (how far you bounce up and down)
- Cadence (how many steps per minute)
We look at what your current problems are or what your future problems are likely to be given your unique running style. We the design a program based on your strengths and weaknesses including;
- Suggested running program
- Hands-on manual therapy to address musculoskeletal imbalances
- Personalized home exercise program via our exercise App
- Break-down of steps to achieving your running goals