Maximising Your Stride: The Benefits of a Running Assessment with a Physio or EP

Running is a popular form of exercise that offers numerous health benefits, from improved cardiovascular fitness to stress relief. However, improper running technique or biomechanical issues can lead to discomfort, pain, and even injury. That’s where a running assessment with a physiotherapist comes in. There are many benefits of undergoing a running assessment with a physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist , such as how it can help you run more efficiently, prevent injuries, and enhance your overall performance.

The Benefits of a Running Assessment:

  • Identification of Biomechanical Issues: A running assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of your running technique, posture, gait, and biomechanics. A physio or EP can identify any abnormalities or inefficiencies in your movement patterns that may be contributing to pain or injury risk.
  • Tailored Exercise Program: Based on the assessment findings, your physiotherapist can develop a personalised exercise program tailored to address your specific biomechanical issues and weaknesses. This program may include strengthening exercises, mobility drills, and corrective techniques to improve your running form and prevent injuries.
  • Injury Prevention: By addressing biomechanical imbalances and weaknesses, a running assessment can help reduce the risk of common running injuries such as shin splints, IT band syndrome, and runner’s knee. By optimising your running technique and mechanics, you’ll be less prone to overuse injuries and can enjoy a more sustainable running experience.
  • Performance Optimisation: Improving your running form and efficiency can lead to enhanced performance, whether you’re a recreational runner or a competitive athlete. By running more efficiently, you’ll expend less energy and be able to maintain a faster pace for longer durations, ultimately improving your race times and achieving your running goals.
  • Footwear Recommendations: A physio or EP can provide general guidance on appropriate footwear based on your foot type, running gait, and biomechanical needs. They can recommend supportive shoes or orthotic inserts to help correct any imbalances and provide optimal support and cushioning while running.
  • Real-Time Feedback: View your technique with a video analysis during your running assessment, allowing you to see your running form in real-time and make immediate adjustments. This visual feedback can be invaluable for understanding proper running mechanics and implementing corrective strategies effectively.


A running assessment with an experienced physio or EP is a valuable investment for runners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes. By identifying biomechanical issues, preventing injuries, and optimising performance, a running assessment can help you become a stronger, more efficient, and injury-resistant runner. Whether you’re training for a marathon, looking to improve your 5K time, or simply want to enjoy pain-free running, consider scheduling a running assessment with our physiotherapist Ashley Currall or exercise Physiologist, Georgia Ferguson to unlock your full running potential. Your body will thank you for it!


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