The Lab

The Running Lab offers a variety of services to assist runners achieve their running goals. All services are delivered by Physiotherapists experienced in running biomechanics, injuries and training programming.

These services are suitable for runners of all levels wishing to improve their technique and running economy whilst also reducing injury risk.

The Running Group is a unique 10-week course designed and led by our Running Lab Physiotherapists.

Each session is comprised of two components: technique and performance.

Classes run several times a year, and lead into major running events around Canberra including The Canberra Times Fun Run, City2Surf and The Australian Running Festival.

In the warmer months classes run from 6:30 to 7:30am, and in the colder months (June to September) from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

Technique

Each session focuses on a different element of running technique. The technique component involves an introduction to important running technique principles, consolidation of technique through run-specific drills and targeted strengthening. Runners are provided with individualised technique modifications through the use of slow-motion video analysis.

Performance

The 30-minute performance component consolidates running technique, improves cardiovascular fitness, running economy, speed and endurance through structured interval, endurance or fartlek training.

Group Running

Individual Running Assessments

The Running Lab also offers one-on-one running assessments. These assessments are performed by our Running Lab Physiotherapists who have undergone further training in running technique and management of running injuries.

The one-hour assessment involves a run-specific musculoskeletal screen to identify injury risk factors and technique assessment using slow-motion video analysis. To conclude, runners are provided with tailored corrective exercises, running cues, strengthening exercises, running drills and education on load management to improve running performance and reduce injury risk.

Running assessments can be booked at any time at our Barton, Dickson and Weston clinics.