Running Assessment

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Running is an activity that many people enjoy and is an efficient form of exercise.  However, running related injuries are quite common and sideline many people from running or stop other from even thinking about beginning to run.  

These injuries and issues that runners have tend to stem from two types of issues.

At ModPod we attempt to address both types of deficits.

Musculoskeletal Screen

This entails a full head to toe assessment of the body. We screen the spine, shoulders, hips, pelvis, knees, ankles, and feet to ensure you have normal range of movement, normal strength, normal flexibility, and normal motor control of all these areas. We then look at higher level activities like functional tasks of sport specific movements. This will give us a great idea of what to expect when seeing you run and where your deficits are and if you have any injured tissues we will find out during this part of the examination. We then come up with a plan to address the deficits found and outline what to do as part of a home exercise program or in further physio sessions if necessary.

Running Assessment

Entails a full visit dedicated to just you and your running form, analyzed on our state of the art Zebris Force Plate treadmill as well a with our 3 Dart Fish Equipped cameras. We will break everything down in your running form and biomechanics from head to toe with:

Video analysis

Force Plate

Once we capture the data from the video and treadmill we then break it down and analyse it with you and show you where your deficits are when compared to the expected norms.   We can then compare both the video and force plate data side by side to see if it has effected the changes we are aiming for.  

Once verified we then outline a simple training plan to implement the changes in your running form. You can easily implement the changes into one of our easy to follow programs or we will adjust it to your current running schedule.

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