RUNNING

Bespoke assessment of your running needs including gait analysis, injury management, performance strength & conditioning for runners.

Overview

Available at: PRESTONFIELD & MORTONHALL

Running places high volumes of force through your lower limbs. Your ability (or capacity) to tolerate this force is determined by several factors. These include muscle strength and flexibility, tendon capacity, your training history and previous injury history. If you exceed your bodies capacity level, then you are likely to experience pain.

The aim of each of these sessions is to identify musculoskeletal risk factors that may limit your ability to run and then provide you with a management strategy to address these risk factors. Published research has also shown that increasing lower limb strength reduces your risk of running injury. Also, by improving your lower limb strength, your tissues and joints can improve their capacity which allows you to increase your running volume.

Screening

Available at: PRESTONFIELD & MORTONHALL

Runners profiling session – £65
This session includes a comprehensive assessment of all of the muscle groups and joints relevant to runners using our VALD technology (DynaMo). We will then provide you with a bespoke exercise program to address your musculoskeletal imbalances.

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Treadmill Assessment

Available at: MORTONHALL

Running profile with Treadmill assessment – £85
This session includes a runners profiling session plus a video gait assessment of your running technique. This allows identification of any musculoskeletal and biomechanical factors that could have an effect on your ability to run. We would then advise on management strategies to correct any biomechanical issues and provide you with a bespoke exercise program to address your musculoskeletal imbalances.

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Force Plates

Available at: MORTONHALL

Running profile and ForceDecks Assessment – £100
This session includes a running assessment and a comprehensive assessment of all of the muscle groups and joints relevant to runners using our VALD technology (ForceDecks and DynaMo). This assessment allows our physios to utilise the best available technology to obtain baseline measurements of your lower limb strength from which we would plan and implement a strength and conditioning program to improve your running performance.

To gain maximal benefit from each of these assessments, an individual would ideally not be injured or suffering from any type of musculoskeletal pain that is linked to running. This is due to the maximal nature of the testing involved.

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For the Injured Runner

Available at: PRESTONFIELD & MORTONHALL

Are you are frustrated that pain is affecting your ability to run?

At Kinetic we have a team of highly skilled, experienced physiotherapists who have diagnosed and managed hundreds of running injuries from your novice runner to the elite athlete. Pain when you run is often not due to a specific structural problem. An area of pain often presents due to an overload of tissues. Our expert clinicians are able to accurately diagnose your problem and identify the structures at fault. They will then provide appropriate methods to efficiently reduce the level of your pain, provide an evidence-based approach to address the specific cause of your problem and return you to running as soon as possible. They will then provide you with the tools that should enable you to increase your running capacity to allow you to run further and longer whilst reducing the risk of injury re-occurrence.

Please book a Physio Initial Assessment to start your journey back to running.

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Performance

There has been a recent recognition on the potential impact of strength and conditioning for runners. There is strong published evidence that the application of an appropriate strength and conditioning program can not only reduce the risk of injury but it can also help improve performance.  Quite simply, becoming stronger enables you to increase the volume and/or intensity of your training.

At Kinetic we have invested heavily in both our gym and VALD equipment. This ensures that we are in the perfect position to assess and test you to identify areas where improvements could be made. We are then able to use our gym to provide you with an appropriate program that will provide strength gains that can then lead to improvements in your running performance.

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THE KINETIC PHYSIO GYM

AT MORTONHALL

Our state of the art gym will aid your rehabilitation back to your chosen sport/activity. Our Prestonfield clinic also contains a full range of gym equipment.

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