The running assessment you deserve.
How does a Running Assessment improve my running?
3 of 4 runners experience a running related injury each year. Contrary to the general opinion, running is a skill. To become competent at any skill we go through different stages of learning, building upon a foundation and continuing to refine as we practice. Why should running be seen any differently? Many runners simply throw on a pair of shoes and start running, without ever actually learning how to run efficiently.
Running miles and miles on top of an imbalanced structure increases our injury risk. With a Running Gait Analysis, we can rapidly speed up this process by getting our running form professionally evaluated. This takes the guesswork out of the picture.
In a running assessment, we will identify the weakest links in the kinetic chain which will direct us to the areas to work on before injuries occur. We will also identify the areas where you may be placing excessive load and show you how you can modify this load. We will also evaluate your running program and provide feedback on load management and training programs.
What is the TRL-RUNFREE™?
TRL-RUNFREE™ is a program aimed at improving your running performance regardless of your running level. It consists of 2 components spread over two days:
First Component (60 mins) - Assessment:
Running Gait Assessment
Running Specific Strength and Flexibility Test
Evaluation, Feedback and Goal Setting
Second Component (60 mins) - Rehabilitation and Treatment:
Corrective Exercises and Rehabilitation
Your TRL-RUNFREE™ Experience:
STEP ONE: Before your session - What to expect
Our body needs some love! Keep well hydrated before and after your session for the best results, and try not to eat any heavy meals an hour before your appointment.
We believe in an open concept clinic, so during your movement analysis, it won’t be enclosed by drapes. However, if you prefer a private TRL-RUNFREE™ session, no sweat! Make sure to let us know when booking your appointment.
Make sure to wear short, shorts (think -80s tennis player style… well, ideally), and a sports bra, tank top or t-shirt. Anything comfortable! Oh, by the way, smelling so fresh and so clean wouldn’t hurt either.
We might get you to go into different, sometimes challenging movements. But don’t worry, it’s a good way to analyse your movement patterns and rest assured, you will experience results from your very first session.
STEP TWO: During Your First TRL-RUNFREE™ session
Running Gait Assessment
We will begin with a consultation with you to understand YOU as a runner; your running intensity, your running schedule, your running training regimes. This consultation will also identify any previous injuries or chronic problems areas that you may have when you run.
We will then assess your running on the treadmill barefoot and also with shoes on. Throughout the assessment, we will analyze movement coming from your trunk, hip, knee, ankle, foot and your body as a whole.
Strength and Flexibility Assessment
Next section of your TRL-RUNFREE™ experience involves various strength and flexibility tests depending on your running skill level. Whether you are a Weekend Warrior, a novice runner or a marathon runner, we will perform the appropriate tests to identify any underlying muscular imbalances.
These series of test will allow us to understand better how your potential deficits in strength is currently affecting your running style.
The last stage during your first TRL-RUNFREE™ session will be a discussion of your running style together with any other findings based on the assessments. We will formulate an individualized treatment plan to correct your running and enhance your performance.
STEP THREE: After your TRL-RUNFREE™ session
Treatment and Rehabilitation
The second TRL-RUNFREE™ session will focus on strengthening and rehabilitation work customised to the assessment findings from the first session.
You may feel sore or slight discomfort after your second session, but don’t worry, this soreness is normal and even expected after activation of areas of weakness. Your new optimised movement patterns also require a little effort to get used to.
A good TRL-RUNFREE™ session is like a good workout – you need to keep recovery in mind. Stay consistent with your prescribed exercises and fluid intake to assist in the recovery and to help your body stay hydrated. Same applies to sleep, try your best to get a good night’s rest following your treatment to reap the most benefits and help your body heal.
If you like how your body is feeling, don’t keep it a secret. Make sure to spread the love to your family and friends and let them know what they’re missing and how they can run better. We always love getting a thank you via social media as well, make sure to tag @therehablabsg so we can give you emoji high fives.
1 Running Assessment Session (60-80 mins)
1 Treatment & Rehabilitation Session (45 mins)