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Optimize Your Run with Tailored Assessments

At Art of Mobility, we offer specialized running assessments designed to help you reach your peak performance while minimizing the risk of injury. Our practitioners conduct comprehensive evaluations to analyze your running mechanics, identify areas for improvement, and develop personalized plans tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a casual runner, our running assessments provide valuable insights to enhance your technique, efficiency, and overall running experience.

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Why Every Runner Needs a Running Assessment

In a world where nearly 600 million individuals run, with almost half experiencing running-related injuries, a running assessment emerges as a crucial tool. By undergoing a running assessment, runners can mitigate injury risks and pinpoint areas for optimal performance enhancement. These assessments identify potential issues such as limited range of motion, muscular weakness, coordination deficits, running efficiency, and biomechanical optimization, thus aiding in tailored intervention strategies.

How Running Assessments Reduce Injury Risk

Running assessments serve as proactive measures by identifying areas necessitating intervention such as restricted range of motion, muscle weakness, coordination issues, inefficient running mechanics, and biomechanical optimization.Collaborative efforts with therapists yield personalized exercise programs targeting specific findings from body assessments and running form analyses. These programs typically encompass exercises aimed at enhancing range of motion, strengthening muscles, and refining movement coordination to mitigate injury risks.

Key Components of a Running Assessment

A thorough examination encompasses a holistic evaluation of bodily aspects including range of motion, muscle flexibility, movement patterns, muscle strength, and coordination during walking and running.

Furthermore, a detailed scrutiny of running form is conducted through video analysis, scrutinizing various phases of the gait cycle. This encompasses aspects like trunk rotation, foot strike optimization, stance phase coordination, movement efficiency, and related facets. 

Additionally, customized exercise regimens are devised based on assessment findings, tailored to address individual requirements spanning range of motion, strength, and coordination optimization.
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Insights Gained from a Running Assessment

A runner can learn many things but some important things that they can learn about their form include:

  1. Cadence: Studies indicate that altering cadence can impact injury susceptibility, with higher cadence potentially mitigating joint loading. Adjusting stride length can enhance cadence, thereby reducing stress on hips and knees.
  2. Pelvic Alignment: Proper pelvic posture is crucial in running. Tests like vertical compression and hip extension can determine pelvic alignment issues, which can be rectified through postural corrections.
  3. Base of Support: Analyzing foot placement, particularly avoiding overlap between left and right feet, is essential to prevent conditions like tibial stress fractures and iliotibial band syndrome.
  4. Heel Strike: While common, heel striking may contribute to knee or hip injuries in some cases. Assessing individual biomechanics helps determine the suitability of heel striking.
  5. Vertical Oscillation: Monitoring bounce during running, termed vertical oscillation, aids in optimizing running efficiency and conserving energy.

Preparing for Your Running Assessment

For optimal participation, it’s advisable to wear comfortable running attire and shoes, preferably with contrasting colors for better visibility. Expectations typically include a brief treadmill run lasting 5-10 minutes. Moreover, it’s crucial not to overthink or modify natural running patterns during the assessment process. Wearing snug sportswear aids in facilitating observation during the assessment.

Recommended Frequency for Running Assessments

The frequency of running assessments varies based on individual needs, whether for performance improvement or injury management. However, a general recommendation suggests undergoing assessments every 6 to 12 months to track progress and address evolving needs effectively.

How Running Assessments Guide Shoe Selection

Indeed, a running assessment is instrumental in guiding runners toward suitable footwear choices. Through meticulous posture, biomechanics and gait analysis, coupled with personalized treatment plans, including potential orthotic requirements, the assessment process facilitates informed decisions in selecting the most suitable running shoes for individual needs.

Ready To Optimize Your Running Performance?

Schedule a running assessment with Art of Mobility today. Our experienced team is here to provide you with detailed analysis and customized strategies to help you run stronger, faster, and more efficiently. Don’t wait—book your appointment now and take the first step towards achieving your running goals!

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