Running Masterclass: How do you assess your runners?

  • Understanding the patient’s history of running and training experience
  • Understanding the patient’s concern with current injury/dysfunction and what has worked or not worked in self-treatment of this issue
  • Understanding the current training programming and footwear
  • Understanding the default movement biomechanics and potential contributors to pain
  • Standing spinal flexion/extension/rotation
  • Spinal counterrotation
  • Squat Hinge
  • Single leg stance
  • Lateral step down
  • Energy storage/release – pogo jumps
  • Side plank
  • Bridge + SLR
  • Strength Special tests (depending on the clinical reasoning)
  • Local joint testing depending on pain presentation (intra/extra-articular assessments)
  • Priorities to examine:
    • Great toe extension
    • Terminal knee extension
    • Hip abd strength
    • Knee flexion strength
    • Hip IR/ER
  • Strike
  • Sound
  • Step Rate
  • Speed
  • Shoes
  • Swing (Arm/Leg)
  • Step Width
  • Shank (Initial Contact)
  • Symmetry
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