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Running Clinic

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 WHY HAVE A RUNNING ASSESSMENT

Running is the largest mass participation sport in the country with over 10 million people reporting that they run 1-2x weekly, and over half of those competing in regular races or charity events. As a result, injury related to running is high with between 7 and 18 injuries reported per 1000 hours of running.

Ultimately, running is a skill and therefore requires practice and coaching to optimise performance. Novice and amateur runners are far more likely to experience a significant injury due to poor technique and conditioning. However, with the correct analysis, followed by advice, coaching and strength and conditioning exercises we aim to optimise performance and minimise risk of injury.

THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT

The initial assessment is a 1-hour consultation with a physiotherapist which will consist of 3 parts:

  1. Subjective assessment/running history
  2. Functional assessment
  3. Video analysis

Feedback will be provided at the end of the initial assessment and a full written report will be sent within 48 hours. Report findings will be discussed further at your first follow up appointment.

FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT

Muscle strength, joint range of movement, muscle length and kinematics (the way that you move) have been shown to impact on running form and injury risk. It is therefore vital to get baseline measures for these at the earliest point as it may guide our advice and rehabilitation.

At Blackberry Running Clinic our expert physiotherapy team will assess movement control, muscle strength and length to identify any deficit that may contribute to movement dysfunction or impact on running form. These will be carried out at the beginning of your initial consultation and will guide our initial exercise programme.

VIDEO ANALYSIS

Running is a continuous motion and therefore impossible to break down into manageable 'chunks'. It is achieved through complex spinal, upper limb and lower limb coordination and control making it very difficult to assess in clinic without the aid of video analysis.

During your initial assessment your physiotherapist will ask you to run on a treadmill and take short video clips of your running from different angles. They will use the information gained from these videos to guide your rehabilitation. Whilst on the treadmill, the physiotherapist will count how many strides you are taking per minute (cadence) and may try to influence your running style by asking you to follow some 'cues'. Any change in running style with these will be recorded and will be used to guide the technique coaching.

RUNNING TECHNIQUE COACHING, EDUCATION AND CONDITIONING

Based on the analysis from your initial assessment and applying the best available clinical evidence, your physiotherapist will give you advice and begin to address the possible movement dysfunctions.

The factors that your physiotherapist programme may aim to influence are:

  • Muscle strength
  • Movement control
  • Muscle length
  • Running Technique
  • Education and advice
  • Training programme and goal setting.

As no two runners are the same, treatment has to be tailored specifically for you and not all of these may apply. Any treatment or advice given will be followed up at reviews 1 and 6 weeks after the initial assessment. This will minimise the chance of adverse effects and ensure progress.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shorts and different colour top
  • Trainers – old and/or new
  • Strava / MapMyRun / Smart watch data (optional)
  • Water/bottle or glucose drink

 

FURTHER TREATMENT

Your physiotherapist may recommend that you see another clinician at Blackberry Clinic for further assessment or treatment. We have specialist sports doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and podiatrists/chiropodists working as a team to manage a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions.

 

For more information and details of our running packages, please call the clinic on 01908 604666. Our Running Clinic is currently only available at our Milton Keynes Clinic.

Blackberry Clinic Aberdeen

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At the Blackberry Clinic Aberdeen in the Bridge of Don, we offer a range of Bupa Health Assessments, health advice and a range of quality services designed to help motivate you into leading a longer, healthier, happier life. They are a great way of checking your health and making sure you know exactly what you have to do to stay healthy in the future.

Address:
32 Scotstown Road
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen
AB23 8HG

Reception:
01224 399 100

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5pm

Disabled access:
Bupa clinic on ground floor, disabled toilets on ground floor

 

Blackberry Clinic Guildford


Blackberry Clinic in Guildford is situated in the town centre in Meridian House, 9-11 Chertsey Street, GU1 4HD opposite the Guildford Tup pub
. We look after clients throughout Surrey and beyond; covering the surrounding areas of Merrow, Clandon, Burpham, Worplesdon, Compton, Shalford, Chilworth, Bramley & Godalming.

Services at the Guildford Blackberry Clinic include:

Parking is at the York Road Car Park 2 minutes walk away, GU1 4DN, 90p/hr

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists at The Blackberry Clinic Guildford will perform an in-depth assessment of your problem, outline a solution and focus on the rehabilitation and treatment that is most appropriate for you.

This is a dynamic service that will return you to your daily life, work, hobby or professional sport as quickly as possible.   Physiotherapy is known to reduce the amount of time people are off sick and assist in the speed of recovery from an injury.

Our experienced Guildford Physiotherapists will be able to adapt treatments and highlight your current limitations in order to move you forwards, with the aim of returning you to a higher level of function than pre-injury.   We offer more than the usual Physiotherapy service.

Physiotherapy Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Electrotherapy
  • Ergonomics
  • Massage; Sports & Remedial
  • Mobilisation & Manipulation
  • Movement Correction
  • Pain Management
  • Pilates
  • Post Surgery & Fracture Rehab
  • Sports Injuries Rehab
  • Taping

Testimonials

“A physiotherapist who knew exactly what they were doing and what needed to be done to assist with the recovery of my badly sprained ankle” Clive Cooper

“I was very impressed with the depth of knowledge shown by Jo Lamplough concerning my ailment and her treatment of it. I would most definitely recommend any of my friends and colleagues” Simon Moxon

“Perfect!! My back was not being looked after by me. Now I’ve changed thanks to your help” Andrew Taylor

“Very satisfied, excellent service.   I had improvement after only a couple of sessions” Louise Cane

 

Bupa Health & Well Being Assessments

The Bupa Health Assessment Centre located at the Blackberry Clinic is one of our group of nine in the South of England.

All of these centres provide our clients with the latest health assessments to ensure peace of mind and promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

 

Health Assessments Available

  • Health Core
  • Health Mature 
  • Health Peak
  • Health Focus
  • Health Enhance
  • Female Health
  • Breast Health
  • Colon Health
  • Coronary Health

Call Bupa Central Bookings on 0345 600 3458, alternatively log onto www.bupa.co.uk and follow the ‘Health Assessment’ links.

Opening Times

Monday                  08:30 – 16:00

Tuesday                  08:30 – 18:00

Wednesday             08:30 – 16:00

Thursday                08:30 – 16:00

Friday                     08:30 – 16:00

Saturday                07:30 - 15:00

Sundays and Bank Holidays - Closed

Telephone: 01483 455 327

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The Blackberry Clinic employs specialists in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, who can assist you in conditions such as back pain, sports injuries and chronic pain. The Clinic Doctors work closely with other professionals in each of the ten centres to ensure the best pathway for each patient’s care. Our belief is that the underlying causes of such pain must be addressed to achieve a successful outcome.

The Blackberry Clinic is proud to have helped international footballers get to the World Cup and British rowers to claim Olympic Gold medals. The Clinic is committed to helping all individuals achieve their personal goals free of pain - this may be playing football with their children, a comfortable night’s sleep or completing a day at the computer. Treatment at the Clinic is focused on relieving symptoms and preventing the recurrence of acute or chronic pain.

 

Blackberry Clinic Ipswich

 

                  Blackberry Clinic Monday                08:00 - 16:00  
              18 Lloyds Avenue Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
  Ipswich Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
  Suffolk Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
  IP1 3HD Friday 08:00 - 16:00
  Tel: 01473 364015    

The Blackberry Clinic Ipswich is located in the centre of Ipswich close to the Town Hall. There are several public car parks available nearby, please call us for details of the most convenient car park for you.We offer a broad range of Bupa health assessments to help give you a clear picture of your health and how you can improve it.

A set of tests and examinations, plus the opportunity to discuss your health with our staff, leading to a practical plan to help you plan your next steps.

Bupa health assessments give an overview of your current general health, help to identify any future health risks and offer practical lifestyle advice.

We aim to detect any early signs of any health issues that you may have been unaware of, and help you take the right steps to prevent them.

Following your assessment, we'll give you a personalised health report and practical action plan. If necessary, we can provide access to an appropriate private referral.
Our health assessments are carried out by qualified Bupa doctors and trained health advisers.

To book an assessment call the Central Bookings Team on 0345 600 3458*
*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm