If it’s not broken, why fix it?
For runners, there are plenty of reasons to be proactive about avoiding injuries. As any runner that has ever been laid up and forced to take time off knows, prehab beats rehab any day.
One of the easiest ways to get started is by getting a running analysis. Now, you may wonder, why get evaluated if I’m running healthy right now? For starters, it’s the best way to catch small form issues that can lead to bigger problems later on.
We recently chatted with Calvin Deutsch with Deutsch Physiotherapy about the benefits of getting an expert running analysis. Here’s what he had to say:
“For runners in Wisconsin, the off-season should be about cleaning up all areas of weakness and imperfections in stride to create an invincible runner come spring. Many of us carry injuries from the summer and fall into the winter, that get better because we don’t run as much. Then we’re disappointed when the injury returns in spring as mileage picks up again. Chances are we just lost five months of time that we could have fixed the problem and now the weather is nicer and we’re still injured.
An expert running analysis can detect areas of your running form that may lead to injury, expose neuromusculoskeletal weaknesses or imbalances, and highlight areas of your stride that are doing well. These areas are often undetected and can be exposed via slow-motion video capture tools in combination with an expert eye.
The main point is to ensure that every runner is headed in the right direction specific to their running stride, strength and mobility concerns, form alterations, etc. Arming yourself with this knowledge proves to be invaluable in ensuring the time you spend improving your running pays off directly.
Whether injured or not, a running analysis is an essential tool for every runner to gain invaluable information that will either lead to solving an injury, improve current performance or prevent potential injuries down the road.”
During a running analysis with Calvin, he’ll record your form and stride while you run on a treadmill. After, you’ll sit down and review the video together so he can point out any weaknesses or imbalances as well as things you are doing well. After reviewing the video, he’ll prescribe exercises that will help fix the weaknesses and imbalances so you can get back to running your best!
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