Runner’s Full Body MOT

Runner’s Full Body MOT With Running Technique Assessment

The physiotherapists at CSPC are experienced in assessing and treating runners on a regular basis, from the elite level to grass roots athletes. We have worked with runners from local running clubs in the area for a number of years, providing physiotherapy and injury prevention advice.

At CSPC we are keen to help runners get the best out of themselves and keep them enjoying their running for many years. This service is suitable for those who recognise that they may not move as efficiently as they could, would like to get rid of a recurrent injury, are getting back to running after injury or surgery, or who feel they have reached a plateau of performance.

By watching you walk and run, and carrying out a number of tests in the clinic, it is usually possible to find some key areas that may need treating or retraining, to improve efficiency or that will help to offload an area that is often injured. It may be as simple as adding some stretching or strengthening exercises into your training or addressing some more technical issues such as your arm swing or posture. This can dramatically reduce the stresses placed on your body and help you move better.

Running is something we are rarely taught how to do, and it is something we do as a child purely for the joy of it. With this service, we aim to help you enjoy your running, reduce your injury risk and get as much out of running as possible. Many of our physios run, whether for fitness or for headspace, so we understand the importance of keeping you running!


It is NEVER too late to begin to address your technique. Areas we look at during your runner’s MOT:


Head carriage




Use of feet


Foot strike


Use of gluts, hamstrings and calves


Arm swing


Functional stability


Foot placement, over-striding


Breathing technique


Spinal mobility and stability


Ability to move well through the spine

What happens after identifying areas of improvement?

You will be taught strengthening or stretching exercises or running drills tailored to your needs, which can start to address areas that will improve your running style.

Running Drills

Running drills are one way of changing and fine-tuning running technique, and can also be used for warm up or for rehabilitation after an injury. Running action can be broken down into its component parts and built into “drills”, or exercises which can be used as active warm up exercises designed to help you run more smoothly.

This may also prevent loss of form at the end of a race, potentially enhancing your competition performance, even when tired. They also help to prevent deterioration of technique as athletes get older. At CSPC in Leeds, we also use drills to rehabilitate runners and athletes back from injury, and they can form a session in themselves.

We have seen sprinters and endurance runners alike achieving PBs by adding in drills to their program, or by fine-tuning the drills they are already doing.

Cost: A 90-minute Runner’s Full Body MOT with running technique assessment including assessment, treatment and a detailed report £168 with a physiotherapist and £200 with a director.

Four ‘Running Bugs’ visited the clinic for a Runners Full Body MOT with Running Technique Assessment. Watch how they got on…

For more information, to check availability and book please call a member of the admin team on 0113 2750606

“Winning the MOT and subsequent treatment has pretty much transformed my running. There were so many things about my style which I hadn’t even thought about or considered changing. People have actually commented about how much better I look and my times speak for themselves. I have taken 1m10 off my 10K PB to get it to 42.03 and have run a course PB on pretty much every summer series run I do, including 1m40 off a 4.4m hilly route where my previous PB was set in 2010.”

Rowan Booth 2017 CSPC #PBCHALLENGE winner


If you have any questions, are ready to book an appointment or are planning your trip to see us then you’ll find all the information you need below.

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Over the years I have worked with a number of the physios at CSPC, I have found them to be up to date with their thinking and treatments, willing to share their knowledge with one and other and clients. I always recommend CSPC to friends and clients. They have helped hold body and soul together, thank you.

I am absolutely delighted with the shockwave treatment I have received at CSPC physiotherapy Clinic and the results it has produced. Each session has measurably reduced the size of my bursitis to the point it has almost gone, with corresponding improvement in my range of movement and comfort in the affected area. It has also ameliorated calcification in my shoulder. A great big thank you to Alison and Julianna for your help!

I cannot believe how well I feel. Four years ago, I felt consigned to the ‘rust pile’, today I feel ‘shiny’ and ready for the next challenge. CSPC can seriously alter your way of life …for the better.

Within the one hour appointment I received hands on treatment that relieved most of my pain and by the evening I was breathing and moving pain free. By the following morning I was back to ‘full dad duties’ much to the surprise of my partner, who with seeing how quickly I had recovered, started to think I’d made it all up to have a good rest!

After a long car journey to Leeds, I arrived with some discomfort in my upper back that worsened over the next day to the point that I could hardly breathe or move without feeling excruciating pain.

I’d done a gym session a week or so previously and had felt some discomfort in my back but rested and thought nothing of it. A long car journey combined with caring for two young children resulted in me having excruciating back pain and if it wasn’t for getting an emergency appointment at CSPC physiotherapy clinic I would not have made it home and probably checked myself into A&E!

Within the one hour appointment I received hands on treatment that relieved most of my pain and by the evening I was breathing and moving pain free. By the following morning I was back to ‘full dad duties’ much to the surprise of my partner, who with seeing how quickly I had recovered, started to think I’d made it all up to have a good rest!
Thanks CSPC physiotherapy for getting me back to my best – super quickly!