Running is something you’d think came entirely naturally, but the truth is, there is an optimal way to do it, and the further you deviate from that, the more likely it is that your performance and health will suffer.
A running assessment is a professional and detailed assessment of your running capabilities. From your weight distribution to your posture, every detail of your running gait is measured and analyzed to determine what bad running habits you’ve developed and the risks you’re facing if those go uncorrected.
Our running assessment in Austin helps athletes correct their posture to enjoy faster sprints, more explosive starts, and of course, fewer injuries that stem from poor technique.
Our running assessment and training can be a pivotal part of your athletic career that not only allows you to perform more effectively but also increases the longevity of your athletic career and physical health as you age.
Components of the Running Assessment
At Expert Manual Therapy, we take a comprehensive approach to each patient’s running assessment, and it is broken down into three phases.
When you arrive for your first appointment, we start the process with a detailed consultation. Throughout the consultation, we’ll determine the reason for the assessment, and what you’re looking to achieve from it, and give you an overview of the entire process and all relevant information. This ensures that you know what you’re starting, and we get a bit more information about you to help plan your goals.
Then, we move on to the medical history portion of the assessment. Your medical history, including all the injuries you’ve suffered and other conditions that might affect your running, helps us understand any running-related issues you might have, and it allows us to better prepare a customized plan for correcting those issues while taking into account any limitations you might have or things that need to be avoided.
Finally, we start the assessment itself. We’ll test your posture, weigh your weight distribution, mark your impact points, gauge the stress levels being exerted on each part of your body throughout the assessment, and all our measurements and observations will be recorded.
Once that is completed, the data is analyzed, and a fully customized training plan is developed based on that data to correct any issues with your running style.
The customized training plan is different for every patient, but in general, it will focus on exercises that correct your posture, gait correction, foot placement, and other details.
Why Choose Our Running Assessment in Austin, TX?
Running assessments are available from various sources, but Expert Manual Therapy sets itself apart by not only providing high-quality and detailed assessments but by also customizing each assessment and training plan for every patient.
There are a number of factors that go into your needs as an athlete, and a customized plan takes all of those needs into account in ways that generalized assessments simply can’t.
Paired with our comprehensive list of therapy services, Expert Manual Therapy becomes your go-to source for all your athletic injury treatments and performance training needs.
Don’t wait. Contact Expert Manual Therapy to start a professional running assessment in Austin today.