Fitness Assessments

Fitness Assessments

Whether improving your cycling or your running, CSS fitness assessments will take your performance to the next level!

Running Assessments

The Craven SPORT services 1.5 hour Running Assessment is divided into three portions:

1)  The interview/assessment portion
2)  A treadmill walk/run video analysis portion
3)  Development of a corrective exercise prescription of individualized running specific exercises designed to improve form and function with gains in running efficiency and performance.


The first portion of the session is an initial physical evaluation consisting of a detailed one on one interview discussing current running related problems, past injuries, medical history, present running level and training goals.  A physiotherapy physical assessment follows, with specific attention to global posture and alignment, bio-mechanical evaluation, muscular imbalances and musculoskeletal mobility and extensibility.


The second portion of the running evaluation consists of a video analysis of your walking and running at a variety of speeds.  Running is a highly technical sport, your movement patterns and technique will be assessed with attention to running cadence, stride length, forward lean, vertical displacement, head/arm/trunk movements and overall running mechanics.


The third portion of the running evaluation consists of the development of an individualized corrective exercise program.  The exercises will assist the individual with improvement of running mechanics and form.  There will be exercises to improve stability, alignment and the movements of running. Musculoskeletal mobility and stability and strengthening exercises will be prescribed to improve running form, function efficiency and performance.

The goal of this assessment is to:

  • Eliminate reoccurring running pain syndromes

  • Ensure you’re doing everything you can to have a successful training

  • Learn strengthening and flexibility exercises to remain injury free

  • Learn exercises to stabilize ankles, knees and hips

  • Get ideas for injury prevention

  • Receive advise and solutions for reoccurring injuries

  • Receive running form analysis to improve your stride


1.5 hour running assessment

Cycling/Bike-Fit Assessment

Do you have any of the following?

  • Discomfort while riding your bike

  • Back, neck, knee, or saddle pain during or after riding

  • Numbness, tingling or pain in your hands or feet while riding

If you answers ‘yes’ to any of the above symptoms, you would benefit from a Bike Fit Assessment with Craven SPORT services! Cyclists of all abilities, from the occasional recreational rider to a competitive cyclist can benefit from a professional cycling assessment.

A proper bike fit should:

  • Improve comfort on and off your bicycle

  • Prevent injury

  • Improve performance

  • Get you back on your bike, and keep you riding throughout your life!

What to expect during your cycling/bike-fit assessment:

  • A one-on-one session with a physiotherapist for 2 hours

  • An extensive interview to establish cycling history, goals, and past injury history

  • A physical assessment of flexibility, range of motion, functional movement patterns, and posture on and off the bike

  • Video analysis of riding posture and alignment using Dartfish software. This provides a dynamic motion analysis of the cycling in order to evaluate posture and movement mechanics

  • Pedal stroke analysis using Perf Pro cycling software whilst cycling on a Whahoo Kickr Trainer.

  • Adjustments to your bike to optimize position

  • Potential recommendations for new parts to maximize position comfort and performance

  • Corrective exercises to improve any limitations identified during the assessment

  • A summary of findings

  • A final set-up that will ensure your body is in the best position to maximize comfort and power whilst remaining injury free!


2 hour cycling assessment:

Please be sure to bring the following to your Bike Fit Assessment:

  • Your bike
  • Bike shorts and shoes (if used while riding)
  • Bike tools to enable on-site adjustments