Our Runner’s Leg Assessment is something unique that I have developed over years of dealing with runners and their injuries. Added to that, I have been running for 35 years and believe that you will find great value in the assessment.
Who is the Runner’s Leg Assessment aimed at?
1. Runners who are battling with an injury.
2. Runners wanting to avoid injury and simply run better.
Recovering from an injury need not be a complex matter. For the most part, getting the right muscles stretched, the right muscles strengthened, getting the athlete into the right equipment and making small changes to a runner’s gait/style makes a huge difference.
Give us a call on 011 024 2969 if we can help.
How long does it take and how much does it cost?
1 hour – please go to the pricing list.
What is done?
Time is spent looking at the flexion of different muscle groups.
We also look for leg length discrepancies and measure the Q angle.
We look for signs of different injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, 9 different knee injuries, Back issues., e.t.c.
We then film the runner on a treadmill and analyze the results. Pronation rates, Quad dominant styles, Glute medius weaknesses, midline crossing and more are measured.
At the end of the observations, we sit down with the runner and give advice on stretches, strengthening exercises, running shoes, gait adjustment e.t.c. You will walk out with a two-page report that will guide you into running better and injury free. We work together with a number of Physios, GPs with a good knowledge of sports injuries and Orthopedic specialists. We can always give you their details if we are worried that the injury is beyond our scope.
Some conditions need a certain amount of follow-up muscle and work. I am able to help with massage, active release, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. You can read more here: Myofascial Release.
Why do we do this?
The runner’s leg assessment tells a ‘story’ that helps define why people get injured. For example, there are five different factors that can cause ITB. Until you have ruled out the non-causes you will never be able to tackle the actual causes.
I have done assessments for people who have ranged from:
– 11 to 75 years of age.
– -People using running to reduce weight to serious athletes.
– From people battling with cancer to people in full health.
– From runners looking to run their first 5km to runners hoping for a personal best at Comrades. We have dealt with runners who run for fun through to runners trying to break a 4-minute mile.
We do stock shoes. Our prices are comparable to other shoe outlets. We give a R 100 discount to people who buy shoes after the assessment.