Improve your running technique, prevent injuries & increase speed
Young or old, beginner or elite, learning the correct running technique will improve your efficiency, reduce the chance of getting injured and help you run faster.
Previous injury can lead to poor movement patterns and inefficient technique making those annoying niggles ever present.
Everyone has a different objective, whether to improve times, train for a specific event or just enjoy running injury free.
Your aims are discussed and sessions are tailored to meet these objectives. Scroll down for more information.
Video biomechanical analysis
Video Analysis using Dartfish Motion Analysis Software, together with a series of movements and exercises, helps to find the possible causes. Video analysis complements the detailed history and what is seen with the naked eye.
You can have a one-off biomechanical assessment or a course of 6 sessions to get you running efficiently, faster and most importantly free from pain. The sessions include a bespoke strengthening and activation exercise programme to compliment the running technique coaching.
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Injured...what is the key to effective rehab?
The key lies with identifying the incorrect movement patterns that may have developed over time through a range of factors including sedentary lifestyle, hours sitting at a desk, smart phone use, previous injury etc. the list goes on, and then correcting those patterns through a range of different exercises and treatment modalities.
Often rehab focuses on individual muscles and joints, meaning that compensations may be missed. Rehab should be functional and must stimulate the nervous system.
The important word is neuromuscular: the stimulation of the neuropathways, activating the correct muscle groups in the right order to carry out efficient and correct movement.
If injuries are persistent, then a detailed bespoke rehabilitation programme can be discussed and implemented, including walking and a range of dynamic movements, all designed to get you back on track.
Learn to walk again....
Often rehab starts with learning to walk again. Previous injury, sedentary lifestyle and just poor posture can affect our movement patterns. Walking is something we take for granted but walking with a poor technique can enhance these issues, making running a distant dream!
Walking is probably the most functional movement we do as human beings. Correct walking technique helps reduce compensations and is the cornerstone of re-building the correct movement patterns within the body. The added health benefits of regular correctly walking are immense.
Dynamic Movement Skills (DMS)
A series of movements / exercises that have been developed by the Movement and Running School and used for every level of athlete from elite to complete beginner. The aim is to develop the neuromuscular system, leading to a change in movement pattern, improving not only gross motor skills, but coordination, balance and agility.
The stimulation of the nervous system increases the efficiency of the neuromuscular system and will ultimately lead to improved functional everyday movement.
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Why walk backwards? The benefits are many and varied, from: helping to reduce back pain, taking pressure off the knees, strengthens less used muscles and improves coordination and balance. It also helps in re-training you to walk forwards with a better technique.
Combining walking forwards and backwards, with other Dynamic Movement Skills exercises is a very effective way to start the rehab process and will help you getting back to the sport you love as quickly and effectively as possible.
Biomechanical and Movement Analysis (Using Dartfish) £65
The most important session, to identify what you are doing well and what needs work! Video analysis on the treadmill and movement screening to help find the poor movement patterns. This session is normally 75 mins.
6 running sessions (including the initial Biomechanical Analysis) £270
The initial session followed by five coaching sessions. ‘Homework’ in the shape of exercises and running technique drills will be given, and as with everything in life, the more you put in the more you get out of it! These sessions are one hour.
Joint 6 sessions 2:1 (including the Biomechanical Analysis) £210 per person
If you have someone that you run with and would both like to have the 6 sessions, this can be a cost effective, informative and fun way to do it. Informative, because you learn off each other, cost effective as you both save £60! There is no reduction in how hard you will both work, as when you would be resting, the other person is working! Again, one hour sessions.
Please note that the analysis session is on a 1:1 basis, but the following five sessions will be 2:1
Occasional individual 1:1 running sessions £50
Often a good idea just to check how things are going or have a refresher. Things change with time and perhaps the focus of the rehab exercises needs to change. These sessions are one hour.
Walking / Movement Programme 12 weeks 6 sessions £240
‘Walking is man’s best medicine’. These six sessions will give you the walking techniques that will improve your overall movement and often this alone can make a dramatic impact on your pain level. These sessions will include a number of tailored exercises to complement the walking programme.
DMS Sessions £40 (45 mins)
These sessions are hard work, and progressive. They can be used as a session on their own, but probably more effective in conjunction with Osteopathic and walking approach.
Osteopathic / DMS / Walking approach £45 Initial consultation (1 hour)
Osteopathic / DMS / Walking approach £40 ongoing sessions (45 mins)
Probably the most popular and effective choice. A combination approach that can be tailored to each individual’s needs.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the rehabilitation side, unlike the running, no joint sessions can be offered.
Runner suffering from right knee pain that normally started after approx 8km, having worked on her technique and strengthened her left glutes she was able to do the Bath Half Marathon with no pain at all.
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