Running Injuries St Leonards

Stop using quick fixes and solve the problem.

Almost all running injuries are the result of imbalances in your gait. We treat these imbalances using a 3 step process.

  1. History and Physical Assessment
    • Firstly we use a detailed questionnaire to learn about your problem and injury history.
    • Then we assess your flexibility, functional muscle and core strength, and your posture. We also assess the suitability of your footwear and orthotics (if you have any).
  2. Video assessment:
      • Using a treadmill and video camera we assess your running posture from side-on and behind.
      • Not all imbalances can be detected by the naked eye so we review the footage in slow-motion and frame-by-frame to show you what you’re doing well and what you need to work on.
      • You can take home a copy of the videos and a comprehensive checklist.

    After conducting a comprehensive assessment and learning a lot about your problem we can then determine the underlying cause of your injury.

  3. Injury Management Plan:
      • We will then formulate a very specific plan to fix your problem which will consist of – hands-on treatment, exercises to improve your flexibility and strength, and running drills to improve your technique.

    We see runners of all ages and abilities and are passionate about helping you to get the most out your running. A running assessment will help you to not just recover from an injury, but also to prevent future injuries and boost your efficiency and speed. Whether you’re running to get fit or trying to run a Personal Best we can help you achieve your goals

We treat a wide variety of running injuries, which include:

  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine, hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • ITB friction syndrome
  • Hip bursitis, including gluteal tendonopathies/tears
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Hamstring and calf injuries
  • Knee meniscus injuries
  • Patello-femoral syndrome
  • Shin splints (MTSS)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Sesamoiditis

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St Leonards Physiotherapy
G06/15 Atchison Street,
St Leonards,
NSW 2065

TEL : (02) 9438 1782
FAX : (02) 9438 1004

Norths Fitness
12 Abbott Street
NSW 2062

TEL : (02) 9438 1782