FAQ'S

 

Do I have to be injured in order to benefit from an assessment at Run3D?

No, if you are new to running or the high mileage athlete then carrying out a 3D running analysis can

help you. Screening for biomechanical faults can help alert you to any potential areas that may lead

to injury in the future, allowing you to stay ahead of them.

 

Do I need a follow-up appointment?

Maybe… after your scan you will have the necessary information from the 3D screen and strength

and mobility assessment to independently work on any faults identified. In some cases though,

referral back to your own therapist or one of our on site Chartered Physiotherapists is required to

help facilitate your recovery.

 

Do I need to be referred to you by a doctor or other health professional?

No, you do not require a referral, you can book in for a 3D screen at any time. Although your Doctor or

Chartered Physiotherapist may have been the one that suggested it to you, if this is the case we can send

on the outcome of the screening to them should you want us to.

 

How is an assessment at Run 360 different to going to see my Physiotherapist?

Run 360 uses state of the art 3D motion capture camera’s allowing us to detect movement that is

too small and fast for the naked eye. Once you have completed the screening process you will be

able to return to your own Physiotherapist if needed to help facilitate rehabilitation. If you need to,

we can recommend a Physiotherapist or strength and conditioning coach with advanced running

knowledge to help carry out the various screening findings.

 

How long does it take for an assessment at Run 360?

This will depend on the appointment type you select. The analysis screen takes 2 hours while a

physiotherapy or injury appointment can take from 30-45 minutes.

 

How much does it cost for an assessment at Run 360?

The price for our analysis screen is €300. The price of a 30 minute injury analysis consultation is €55.

 

I'm already seeing a Physiotherapist for my running injury, can I still

benefit from coming to Run 360?

Yes, Run 360 is designed to work alongside your Chartered Physiotherapist. You will be able to take

your report along to your therapist and they will be able to work through the correctives with you.

Alternatively you are welcome to see our onsite therapists who have specialist backgrounds in running.

 

Do you treat other parts of the body or is it only running injuries?

Yes, we treat all parts of the body. Our therapists hold a masters level degree and are clinical

specialists in musculoskeletal pain first and foremost. We just happen to offer further in depth

analysis of running mechanics and corrections.

 

I only walk, would I benefit from a 3D scan?

Yes, walking and running are cousins as they involve balancing on leg, taking a small jump, landing,

and then balancing on the other leg again. Making sure the underlying biomechanics are correct

impacts on both of these activities.

 

Can I come just for physiotherapy?

Yes, our therapists are clinical specialists in musculoskeletal pain first and foremost and will be

happy to help you. Each of our therapists holds an area of special interest outside of running - you

can check their profile for more information

 

I have an injury now and cannot run, should I get a 3D scan completed or go to Physiotherapy first?

You should attend your Physiotherapist and undertake a treatment plan to rectify the current injury.

After that it depends on your stage of recovery really. You may not be at 100% but you need to be

able to run at a near normal running pace without pain (if you are still getting post exercise pain

that settles this is ok).

 

Do I need to have a scan in order to see the physiotherapist?

No, for many conditions a diagnosis can be made without a 3D scan. The 3D scan is there to help our

understanding of why you got into this situation in the first place and hopefully avoid it in the future.

 

Is the service covered by medical insurance?

Yes and no! Yes - standard physiotherapy sessions are covered by many health care policies. No - the

3D scan is currently not covered.

 

What are Run 360’s opening hours?

Run 360 is open Monday - Firday 8am-8pm.

 

What do I need to bring to the assessment/what do I need to wear for the assessment?

Bring along your current running shoes and orthotics (if you own them), running shorts and top. Try and

limit the amount of reflective material on your clothing as it can confuse our cameras. You don’t need to worry

about shower gear as the motion capture process only last a couple of minutes. 

 

What happens if I need to change or cancel my appointment?

We will never charge you for missed appointments or cancellations. We understand that certain things arise

and we only ask that you give us a quick call or drop us an email to let us know in advance. 

 

Do I need orthotics?

After your consultation, your Chartered Physiotherapist will be able to indicate if you will benefit

from an orthotic - be it temporary or permanent - or if a motion control shoe is a better option.

 

Can you help advise me on the best shoe for me?

Yes - we will be able to advise on the shoe style that is most likely to suit your loading pattern.

 

Will I be given exercises?

Most people will receive exercises as there is almost always something to refine and improve. If you

don’t need any exercises, let us know what you are doing with your body and we will try bottle it!

 

What is three-dimensional motion analysis?

Traditionally running has only been able to be viewed through video – using a side and rear shot.

This limits the data that you can gain regarding joint motion to front-to-back and side-to-side

(2-dimensional). However most of our joints don’t work in this way, for the most part running forward

is a combination of the above movements plus rotation (3-dimensional). It is understanding these rotation

motions and speeds through 3D analysis that allows us to give you the critical information to help

prevent injury and deliver performance gains.

 

Whenever I run, I feel a nagging pain, is this normal?

For the most part no. Many people might feel their body in the first few minutes of running,

especially if you have only woken up or the temperature is cold. After this though, no you shouldn’t

really be feeling any little nagging pains. These naggings pains are usually a warning sign and should

prompt you to visit your Chartered Physiotherapist for an initial consultation.

 

Why do I keep getting the same injury time and time again?

For many people poor running mechanics or inappropriate training loads are the reason behind most

injuries. Getting to the root cause of this is critical. A 3D scan can give you detail about your running

mechanics that the naked eye is unable to pick up. The driver of your injury may have been just too

subtle to pick up.

 

I’m looking at starting running should I get a 3D scan first?

Yes, getting a 3D screen and biomechanical assessment will be a great start. You will be able

to get working on any key strength and mobility deficits as you slowly build up your mileage. In this way,

you will have been working on any weak areas for 6-8 weeks giving you a good platform to start building up

your distances while avoiding all the common injuries that new runners pick up.

 

Who is Run 360 for?

Run 360 is for anybody who runs. Obviously those who are pure runners stand a lot to gain. However

most field based team sports have a large running component. Ensuring all that hard training you are

doing isn’t setting you up for an injury on the field should be something that every athlete looks to

undertake.

 

Kinematic FAQ’s?

Your joint positions will be tracked at 200 frames per second and referenced against a database of

injury free runners in real time. It will map out your previous 10 steps on a continuous basis so we

can analyse which factors need to be adjusted. You will then be able to tweak your form and

track those changes as you continue to run on our 3D system.