Running

Are you training for a running event, looking for a personal best, wanting to get the most out of your training, or just getting into running?

We can help you optimise training and enhance performance, through physiology testing and physiotherapy.

Physiology testing

A physiology or fitness assessment allows us to find out how your body performs as it does, as well as where your strengths lie, and what aspects of your physiology might be limiting your progress.

Getting your training intensities correct and working on the right things at the right stage of the year means you aren’t wasting precious training time.

The risks of injury, illness and overtraining can also be reduced as a consequence.

The main physiological variables that impact on performance will vary depending on the event you do, so getting your training right for your event and also for your current physiological status is important.

A running fitness test will help you maximise your training in the time that you have available to train.

Who is it for?

Anyone can access our service. Test protocols are adapted to suit the individual, whether you are a beginner or experienced athlete, and to suit the sport/event for which you are preparing.

The purpose of the testing is to give you specific, individualised training advice based on your physiology, so it is most suited to people who are training for a particular sport or event.

How much does it cost?

A standard test (VO2max and submax) is £150 plus VAT.  If two people come in together for testing, each would get a 10% discount, and if you book a second visit within 12 months of the first you would get a 10% discount.  Bespoke test protocols and packages for groups can be delivered so please contact us for exact pricing.

For more detail visit Physiology Assessments Page

Ultra Endurance

If you are training for an endurance event such as an Ironman, an Ultra run or a multi-day event, information about your fuel utilisation (how much fats/carbs you use) can be key.

Our carbohydrate stores are limited, so maximising your ability to use fats as a fuel is vital for success in long endurance events.  Understanding your fuel metabolism will allow you to tailor your training and your nutrition appropriately.

Our standard running physiology test protocol is adapted slightly, and the test is carried out in the morning, after your standard race day breakfast, to give us as accurate information as possible about the amount of fats and carbs you use. 

Your feedback report will include a section explaining these results, advising on training adaptations to influence fuel use if necessary, and guidance on how much carbohydrate you need to be taking on during a race.

Who is it for?

Anyone can access our service.  Test protocols are adapted to suit the individual, whether you are a beginner or experienced athlete, and to suit the sport/event for which you are preparing.

The purpose of the testing is to give you specific, individualised training advice based on your physiology, so it is most suited to people who are training for a particular sport or event.

How much does it cost?

The extended physiology test (VO2max and submax including fuel utilisation) is £175 plus VAT.  If two people come in together for testing, each would get a 10% discount, and if you book a second visit within 12 months of the first you would get a 10% discount.  Bespoke test protocols and packages for groups can be delivered so please contact us for exact pricing.

Physiotherapy

Here at Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic we respect you as an individual – and understand that the “one size fits all” approach is not appropriate when dealing with the unique elements of your body.

We have an experienced team of specialist physiotherapists who tailor each treatment to the individual through a full assessment and screening process.

The screening process allows us to have a full understanding of your strengths and areas to focus on in your training. It also enables us to recognise any previous injuries and areas of inefficiency helping us to create a tailored programme for injury prevention and improving performance.

The screening process assesses:

  • Joint range of movement
  • Flexibility
  • Core strength
  • Functional strength
  • Quality of movement

For more information visit Physiotherapy Page