Running Injuries

Canberra’s Running Physiotherapists have all the services needed to get you running better and faster.

Our Physiotherapists are passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and take a keen interest in running-related injuries. Research indicates that somewhere between 60% and 80% of runners are injured every year, with 80% of runners’ injuries due to overuse. We can diagnose and devise treatment plans aimed at getting you back running sooner and more effectively.

Pain associated with running can be for a variety of reasons but most commonly affects:

  • Knees
  • Feet and/or ankles
  • Hips
  • Lower back

Our goal is not only to return you to running but also identify and manage contributing factors to prevent the risk of recurrent injuries.

We deliver many services that can be of benefit to runners including:

  • Injury Assessments and Treatment
  • Running Assessments
  • Rehabilitation/Strengthening Classes


Our running assessments are designed to enhance proper running technique and identify body alignment issues. We use a scientific approach based on the latest research to minimise the risk of injury and enhance running performance.

Your Running Biomechanical Assessment will involve:

  • Video analysis using MotionPro™ software
  • Analysis of the changes in footwear, cadence & run technique on your efficiency
  • Comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment to identify the missing links in strength, flexibility & technique
  • Written report with biomechanical analysis and treatment recommendations including home exercise/rehabilitation plan and footwear selection advice


Our running strength classes aim to help improve overall running performance by targeting common issues faced by runners. During the classes, we address common running issues such as hip, knee or shin pain or constant tightness, and take home programs will be created for you to allow you to continue working on these issues at home. The class is designed to focus on core areas that are beneficial for runners to develop such as back, hip and knee stability, strength and flexibility. The class is run by Masters qualified Exercise Physiologist and four-time Ironman Dave Halpin who has a passion for running performance, injuries and rehabilitation.

All classes are held at the City Centre Clinic.


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