Running Assessment

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Our Nepean Physiotherapists can assess your running technique to identify any aspects of your running that could be improved to enhance your movement patterns and overall running performance.


Who is a running assessment for?

Running is a fun, and affordable past-time, also a great way to stay healthy. But when done incorrectly, it can lead to injury & pain.

Whether you are new to the sport of running, a runner who wants to improve performance, or returning to the sport post-injury a running assessment can help prevent or resolve injuries and help to improve your performance. Prevent, don’t just fix!.

A running assessment identifies any strength and mobility issues that may be contributing to pain and dysfunction that impairs your running. 

Please bring running shoes, including any orthotics used, and form-fitting running clothing to your running assessment.

Insurance Coverage Note: These assessments are usually covered under physiotherapy services for extended health insurance plans.

How Physiotherapists Help Runners

After completing a thorough assessment, your Physiotherapist will develop a custom treatment plan to help you overcome pain and injury... and get back to running.!

What To Expect

An experienced Physiotherapist will discuss your goals and review your current training program. She will also do a full-body biomechanical and gait analysis and will review a slow-motion video from the side and posterior (rear) view to develop a custom treatment plan.

Initial Assessment

  • Review goals and training program
  • History of past/current injuries
  • Full body musculoskeletal exam, looking at flexibility, strength, and movement patterns
  • Slow-motion video analysis of running on a treadmill both lateral and posterior views.
  • Evaluate everything from alignment, arm movement, foot strike pattern, vertical displacement, cadence, and strategies (hip/ankle).

Followup Consultation

  • Report of findings and recommendations from assessment
  • Recommendations for running specific strengthening exercises and stretching
  • Footwear recommendations
  • Suggestions to improve running form as well as drills to help make these changes
  • Advice on training

Running Assessment Physiotherapist: Yvonne Mery

Yvonne is a registered physiotherapist serving clients in the Nepean and Ottawa area with over 30 years of experience. She is an avid runner who has completed many 5km, 10km, half-marathons, and marathons. More recently she has been focused has been training for marathons and has qualified for Boston 5x and completed 4/6 World Major Marathons. 

Book A Running Assessment


Ready to improve your mobility and get active?

Contact Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre today.

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(613) 727-5755