Running Assessments in Traralgon

Our specialised assessments are crafted to find the contributing factors to your running-related injuries, allowing for more effective treatment and prevention.

Ever feel like you’re constantly getting injured with your running?

Whether it’s knee, calf, lower back, or hip pain, we know that the secret isn’t just about resting or logging more km’s. It’s about running smarter, being stronger and managing your running load.

That’s where our Running Assessment Sessions come into play.

Our 2-hour sessions are designed to make sure that we leave no stone unturned in determining why you keep getting injuries. We dive deep into your running habits, technique, and more importantly, your body’s unique story.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Data Analysis: We’ll start with your Strava (or any equivalent) data to understand your running habits.
  • Strength and Endurance: Testing the power, endurance, and strength of your calves, quads, and hamstrings using the latest in technology.
  • Motor Control: Assessing how well you control your body’s movements.
  • Flexibility: Understanding the flexibility demands of your running.
  • Technique: Analysing your running technique to spot any reasons for your injury.
  • Footwear: Evaluating your footwear to ensure that it’s appropriate for you.

Beyond Technique:

We recognise that injuries aren’t just about technique. Overtraining, inadequate recovery, and even the strength and flexibility of your muscles play a significant role. That’s why our assessment is holistic, considering every aspect that impacts your running.

What You Gain:

  • A Personalised Plan: Advice to address any issues we find
  • Running Progression: Tips on how to safely increase your running, avoiding the common pitfalls of “too much, too soon.”
  • Footwear Guidance: Advice on choosing the right shoes for your feet, running style, and goals.

We take a step-by-step approach when completing a running assessment.

Running Assessments FAQ’s

  • Knee pain with running
  • Calf/Achilles pain with running
  • Lower back pain with running
  • Hip pain with running
  • Your running data i.e. strava
  • Your running shoes
  • Comfortable clothing

We give you all of the information that we gained in the assessment and discuss goals that we should aim to achieve by the next session.

Depending on the findings from the assessment will determine if future appointments are needed.  

We use a device called a hand-held dynamometer which measures the amount of force that you can produce in each muscle group that is important for running, as well as our gym equipment to measure the number of repetitions you can complete.

Experience the Momentum difference today!

We believe that modern physio should offer you care across the entire treatment journey to achieve your goals, from pain relief, to strengthening and reducing injury risk. This is why we created our purpose-built facility with access to state of the art technology and equipment.