(Fixing Your Run Starts Here)
In this approximately 100 minute session every factor that can affect your run is addressed. We simply cannot afford to overlook anything. Here are some examples:
Running Form – high definition and slow motion video analysis reveals form flaws.
Training History – training mistakes are a potentially huge source of injury and poor results.
Fundamental Movement Patterns – if you aren’t moving well at the fundamental level, you can’t expect highly complex movement like running to be uncompensated. Let’s find out where your compensation STARTS.
Joint Range of Motion – Do you have mobility where you need it? The big toe, for example, should be able to flex about 60 degrees. More OR less and we may have a problem.
Stability and Motor Control – And can you control all of that mobility? Does your pelvis remain level as your foot hits the ground, for example?
And beyond that,
There may even be lifestyle factors that are limiting your progress…
Finding out what is driving your running issues is fun and all, but it’s what we do with that information that is crucial.
The last portion of our time together will be spent educating you on…
- WHAT is happening
- WHY it is happening
And of course,
- HOW to fix your run (and restore order to the world)!
Sounds Good, What’s the Catch?
The catch, if you want to call it that, is that you will have to do some work! Imagine that. After the assessment, you will be given a few exercises or drills to begin the process of improving. In my experience, though, this is only the beginning.
And again, it depends on you. If you show up with a boatload of issues, it’s gonna take more than one session to solve your problems. We may need to forge an on-going relationship, at least for a little while. I’d propose a series of private sessions during which you’ll be coached through a progression of exercises and movement challenges that lead to your goals.
What if I’m in Pain?
My background is fitness and movement science, not physical therapy and not medicine. If you are currently in pain, you may need to see someone else. So if I can’t help you, I will absolutely steer you in the direction of someone who can.
See, I look for areas of dysfunction that are non-painful and aim to fix those. I cannot address pain directly and therefore will refer you to a qualified professional if necessary.
Chances are, though, that it might be worth your time to set up a phone call if you have any doubts.
Interested in monthly coaching, developing a training program, or preparing for a race? Drop me a line here!