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Running Assessment

Back Works offers running assessments from one of our registered physiotherapists with extensive background in running and gait. A running assessment can optimize your performance, and enjoyment of the sport while reducing the risk of injury and lengthy layoffs while training.


A running assessment may be right for you if:

  • you have been experiencing pain or discomfort during or after your runs.

  • You are developing repeated issues

  • you have recently taken up running or are returning to the sport after a prolonged time off

  • you want to optimize your comfort, performance, endurance and/or enjoyment of the sport.



A running assessment will consist of:

  • Thorough history of your ailments/problem areas as well as any past injuries

  • Orthopedic assessment of those areas if needed.

  • Running evaluation while on a treadmill

  • Shoe and wear pattern assessment as well as recommendations for replacement if needed.

  • Suggestions and exercises to improve your running technique based on your personal running gait.

  • Advice on how to adjust your running over the coming weeks to prevent injury.


What you will need:

  • your running shoes, new and old if you are transitioning between pairs

  • running clothing (shorts and running top)

  • orthotics if you wear them

  • water bottle, if desired

  • a change of clothes for afterwards as you may work up a little sweat on the treadmill 

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