running performance

Running Performance Lab service in our Dublin Sports Clinic:

Running Assessment / Gait Analysis

  1. Initial Consultation
  • You will meet with one of our Chartered Physiotherapists who will discuss your injury history with you, your training background and future goals.
  1. Movement & Functional Testing

At our Dublin Sports Clinic your Physiotherapist will get you to perform a series of movements and strength tests. This will measure your range of movements, lower limb stability and any strength deficits which may be affecting your running Kinematics.

  1. Running Technique Assessment
  • Our experienced Physiotherapist will carry out a video analysis of your running technique using world leading movement tracking software (Dartfish).

What we look for:

  • Stride length
  • Cadence
  • Posture and positioning
  • Contact type and time
  • Loading patterns
  1. Solution

We will provide you with:

  • Individualised instructions on technique alteration
  • A comprehensive strengthening plan, targeting the areas identified in the running assessment (Please see our running packages)
  • Detailed plan of what you will need to do to overcome your running issue.
  1. Running Performance Lab Report

After your final consultation you will receive a comprehensive report detailing the following:

  1. Top Down assessment of running kinematics
  2. Specific factors influencing your run
  3. Main findings related to your pain and pathology
  4. Goals for gait re-education
  5. Cues/solutions given
  6. Future areas to work on
  7. Overall impression
  8. Plan

Running Performance Lab objective:

  1. Improve running efficiency and kinematics
  2. Identify current issues and how they impact on your run
  3. Identify potential future injuries and reduce their impact on your goals
  4. Increase speed and running performance
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