How to prepare for a physio appointment

We asked the experts what an injured runner should bring along to a physio appointment to make the most of your session. 

Notes and questions - ‘A history of how the injury developed is useful,’ says physio Mark Buckingham (wpbphysio. co.uk). 

Training diary - ‘It’s good to see what training and cross-training you’ve been doing,’ says physio Alison Rose (cspc. co.uk)

Your current running shoes Orthotics, too, if you have them. ‘Wear patterns can tell us a lot,’ says Buckingham.

Shorts - and, for women, a sports bra/ crop top for easier musculoskeletal assessment.

Video footage - ‘If you have decent footage of yourself running from behind and from the side, this can help,’ says Buckinhgam.

Your phone - Buckingham often uses a patient’s phone to record exercises, to help them remember what to do