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Running Assessment In Chelmsford

Improve Your Running Technique

A running assessment examines your running technique and identifies any opportunities for improvement.

The Principles of Running Gait Analysis

Good running form is all about getting as much forward momentum ‘for free’. By harnessing the elastic properties of our soft tissues, and positioning our body to use gravity and ground-reaction, we can get much of our forward movement for free.

To achieve this, we look at things like foot strike, cadence, arm swing and head posture.

It is then possible to identify areas for improvement which can help optimise a runner's form and running efficiency.

Furthermore, by understanding how different body parts interact during running, it is possible to reduce the risk of injury.

You will leave your session with technique tips, but also some mobility and strength exercises to improve your overall mechanics.

Running Assessment 
& Pricing

60 Mins Assessment & Advice: £95
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How Does A Running Gait Analysis Help?

A running assessment uses motion capture technology and a trained eye to assess your form and make recommendations on how to improve it:

  • Improved running efficiency: A running gait analysis helps to identify and address any inefficiencies in your form that may be preventing you from achieving optimal performance.
  • Reduced risk of injury: A running gait analysis can identify potential biomechanical issues before they lead to an injury.
  • Enhanced performance and speed: A running gait analysis can help you to optimise your form and maximise the efficiency of your stride, allowing you to improve your speed and overall performance.
  • Improved running posture: A running gait analysis can provide insights on how to correct any posture issues that may be holding you back from achieving your best performance.
  • Improved biomechanical technique: A running gait analysis can identify biomechanical issues that may be limiting your performance, such as inefficient loading on the legs or incorrect arm swing, and provide recommendations for correcting them.
  • Increased confidence: By providing an objective and accurate assessment of your form, a running gait analysis can help you gain more confidence in your running technique.

How an Osteopath Helps With Running Injuries

Osteopathy works to recognise, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal dysfunctions within the body. It focuses on manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation and articulation, stretching and exercise prescription. Osteopaths use these techniques to improve the mechanical function of joints, muscles and ligaments in order to reduce pain and discomfort while improving mobility and range of motion.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23
Went for a first appointment for RSI with Chris. Simply incredible. Listened carefully, very calm and then offered helpful advice. Worked on my back and shoulders and arms and explained connections between different parts. Provided exercises via video and Youtube (for a secondary issue which he was kind enough to offer help on as well even though the session was meant for RSI). Already booked a 2nd appointment and feeling super happy.The receptionist was lovely and kind and the atmosphere of the place is superb as well. 10/10 overall for everything.
guy oliver
guy oliver
11:50 25 Jul 23
It's such a welcoming atmosphere in the clinic, and the team at Forte are outstanding! Very knowledgeable and they work with you to support your injury/condition! Highly recommend!!
Tom Regan
Tom Regan
20:55 03 Jul 23
I've seen Niro on and off for a few years now when needed and would highly recommend. I even took my 11 years old daughter who's Autistic to see him, he was amazing with her. His manner is professional but friendly. I've previously had a negative experience with another well known clinic in Chelmsford, felt as if they were just interested in the money and doing more treatments than needed, i have never had this with Niro. Great staff, lovely place, highly recommended.
Verity Roberson
Verity Roberson
18:37 24 Jun 23
Great first appointment, Chris listened hard and responded with appropriate treatment
Lynne Taylor
Lynne Taylor
10:55 06 Jun 23

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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Practitioner Booking

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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