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