(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.
A biomechanical running analysis can help you to:
*Improve running performance
*Optimise your physical condition
*Define the optimal training load for your individual goals
No. At PhysioActive, we offer a professional running assessment service where runners of any skill level can come and get their running style analysed.
Our running analysis include a biomechanical video assessment of your running combined with specific musculoskeletal screening tests. We aim to assess your:
-Biomechanics during running
-Key muscle group strength
-Shoe wear pattern and foot type
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
Estimates show that nearly 70% of all runners eventually develop an injury, from which 50% suffer recurrent injuries each year. Common injuries include:
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.