Why is Running Technique Important?

From a young age we are taught to cycle and we are taught to swim, but for most of us we are not taught how to run. Why is that?

Poor running technique can be a causing factor in many different types of injury and can also hold us back from running as fast as our potential allows us.


shutterstock_180738128How Can a Running Biomechanical Analysis Help?

  • Help to identify any asymmetries and biomechanical faults that maybe pre-disposing you to injury
  • Receive advice and an initial exercise plan to work on those areas and minimise injury risk
  • Learn how to run more efficently, extending the period before muscle fatigue kicks in and enabling you to run faster
  • This service can also help in rehabilitation from certain types of injury by identifying the causing factor(s) and target those areas to help prevent the injury from recurring

  • Will Wrigley, Sports Therapist and Certified Running School CoachWhy Pulse?

    We have been working runners with injuries for over 20 years and we successfully treat hundreds of runners every year. We therefore have a thorough understanding of the problems that runners face, the types of injury that occur and the causes of these injuries.

    We understand the anatomy of the human body and the “mechanics” of the body that occur during running. No two people have exactly the same body movements when running, however all of us have aspects of our running technique that can either be corrected to minimise injury risk or altered slightly in order to optimise efficiency and therefore improve our times over a set distance.

    The Pulse biomechanics analysis service is run by Will, who has been a member of the Pulse team for over six years and is a qualified Sports Therapist and Running Biomechanics Analyst. Will is a keen runner and, having previously run at county level himself, understands the needs of runners and how to apply the principles of running technique to runners of all ages and abilities and those with different objectives.

    The service is currently available in our West London clinics.


    Learn to Improve Your Running Technique With Pulse for Less Than a Pair of Running Shoes!

    Select a Package

    SS34015(1) Running Assessment & Coaching Package
    Eradicate basic running faults and reduce injury risk

    What You Will Receive
  • Approx 1 hour initial analysis session
  • Package includes 30 minute follow up soon after
  • Full biomechanical analysis
  • Coaching on warming up and running with correct technique
  • Before and after videos to take home with you (sent to you by email)
  • Some home exercises to help improve your running technique
  • Option of blocks of follow up appointments at a reduced rate thereafter

  • Pulse running man(2) Advanced Assessment, Coaching and Movement Analysis Package
    Target your technique and movement pattern concerns, minimise whole body biomechanical faults and weaknesses – reducing injury risk and improve your performance – therefore improving running times

    What You Will Receive
  • Approximately 90 minutes initial anaylsis session
  • Package includes 45 minute follow up soon after
  • Full biomechanical analysis
  • Functional movement analysis
  • Coaching on warming up and running with correct technique
  • Before and after videos to take home with you (sent to you by email)
  • Structured ‘Dynamic Movement Skills’ programme to go alongside your running training
  • Option of blocks of follow up appointments at a reduced rate thereafter

  • Optional Extras

  • Additional 15 Minute Core Stability Assessment
  • Addtional 15 Minute Flexibility Assessment
  • Discounted rates for club runners
  • “Buddy up” with a friend by coming in for the analysis together and receive a discounted rate
  • Please let us know beforehand if any of these apply

  • What Next?

    Contact us to set up your initial appointment or to find out more, using either the contact details or form below.

    Telephone: 07861 767 804Contact-Methods-Phone-icon

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