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What’s Included In A Running Injury Screening?

If you are recovering from a running injury, but are planning to train for an upcoming running event, you need to be prepared to put in a significant amount of work, training and time to get back to your peak performance levels. The preparations will be quite demanding not just physically but mentally as well. There will be times when you feel that you are at peak performance levels while at others you will be on the verge of quitting.

You will go through all these ups and downs, and as long as you are committed to seeing it through to the end, you will be able to enjoy the entire experience. However, it is also extremely important that you enjoy it in an injury-free manner.

When you are performing any type of high endurance running activities, injury is one of the main aspects that can determine how you perform on the actual race day. When you are participating in a race, you need to be technically proficient as that determines your efficiency levels. The one way to ensure this is to get running injury screening done in order to achieve the best possible result on D-day.

We follow a very methodical approach in this screening process:

  • On board our team are expert podiatrists that can conduct injury screening.
  • The idea is to get an understanding of any injury history (past and present).
  • A comprehensive joint and muscle assessment will be conducted (specific to running). This assessment includes thorough checks of all the relevant muscles and joints in order to highlight potential weaknesses.
  • Under normal circumstances, you will be advised to do certain exercises as well as specialized manual therapies that help improve movement.
  • Based on your efficiency levels, you may have to come in for an appointment a few weeks down the line.
  • Our podiatrist will conduct similar assessments on that day to ensure that you are able to put in your best to achieve your goal.
  • Our team will also conduct a gait analysis, which helps detect any problems that can prove to be a hindrance to your performance.
  • The experts will look at aspects such as foot strike position, stride length and will also assess you from the side and from behind to understand what your hip or knee positions are like.
  • In most instances, very simple alterations to your existing running technique help resolve most running injury problems. Our expert podiatrist will help you every step of the way while you are making this change.
  • Some of the other treatments that may be included are running drills, strengthening exercises, orthotics or running shoe changes.

Specialised Podiatrist Treatments

When it comes to preventing running injuries in the future, it’s a lot about knowing exactly when you can get back to running. Our treatments and plans are customised to suit your specific needs.

This specialized program is designed for professional runners. We are one of the leading physiotherapy centres in the region and can provide tailored treatments that can help to assess as well as treat all types of running injuries.

We at Insync Physiotherapy have skilled and experienced podiatrists on board and can provide excellent treatments and care. For any more information on the different types of services we provide, feel free to contact us on 02 9569 5145. You can also send us your queries via this online form and we will respond quickly and answer any queries you may have.

Thanks for reading,
Insync Physiotherapy Team
02 9569 5145