Runner’s Assessment

The DC Injury Clinic Runner’s Assessment is a 3 part process, which will take UP TO 90 minutes:

Part 1

Using years of biomechanical assessment experience, a series of running specific tests are carried out, designed to highlight areas where either restrictions in mobility (or a lack of control over the available mobility) and/or strength could potentially be contributing to inefficient running and injury/pain. This part will look at:

  • Medical & Injury History
  • Ankle & Lower Leg strength, stability & mobility
  • Full Knee Assessment
  • Hip strength, stability & mobility
  • Pelvic strength, stability & mobility
  • Upper body mobility
  • Balance & coordination
  • Peak Flow Test (used to help monitor lung condition and capacity)
  • Pulse Oximetry Test (measure of how much oxygen your blood is carrying. Having a very low blood oxygen level can put a strain on your heart and brain)
  • Blood Pressure Test (if necessary)

Part 2

The active assessment, carried out on a treadmill, using the latest technology, will include looking at:

  • EMG (Electromyographical) testing seeing objectively which muscles you utilise
  • Initial contact
  • Stride length/pattern
  • Upper/lower leg rotation and cross-over
  • Hip Extension & Pelvic Tilt
  • Hip drop &/or Hitching
  • Upper body & Arm Movement/Rotation
  • Cadence (step frequency)

This is a full body video gait assessment, and is a great opportunity to help find ways to reduce chance of injury risk and increase performance.

Whilst there are no panaceas, this will provide us with clues as to how you can make yourself a stronger, faster and more resilient runner, and so is ideal for the new runner or the experienced runner.

EMG Data

Part 3

Using the data accumulated from both of the above, we will discuss a bespoke plan to address any issues which may have been apparent. You will also receive this in writing after your appointment.

For more information, please contact Dan@DC-InjuryClinic.co.uk