‘Movie’ technology transforms Revo’s runners


A PHYSIOTHERPIST who has worked with some of the world’s top athletes has launched a new running school in the North East featuring state of the art technology to revolutionise people’s running techniques.


Penny Macutkiewicz, lead physio for the British Paralympic Triathlon Team, has worked with scores of world class athletes, including Boxer and Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries and Olympic 1500m finalist Laura Weightman, as well as players from Middlesbrough Football Club, Newcastle Eagles and Newcastle Falcons.


Now Penny has launched Revo Running School with a team of elite practitioners aimed at helping all levels of runner – from amateur fun runners to world class athletes looking to shave seconds from their personal bests and prevent injuries.


The school features the latest gait and biomechanic analysis technology, including Xsens 3D Analysis, where runners wear a lycra suit and state of the art sensors – more commonly used in movies, sports and gaming – to take highly accurate kinematic biomechanical data.


Runners then follow tailored programs to iron out bad habits and improve their gait; avoid or recover from niggling injuries and reach their optimum potential.


Penny has launched the school with Chris Kirk, a GB athlete himself as well as an elite sport and fitness coach; Salwa Bowen, senior sports physiotherapist and Karen Duff, a sports specific podiatrist, who is currently working with the men’s GB basketball team.


“This is the first world class running school in the North East which uses advanced technology combined with a multi-disciplinary approach to revolutionise people’s running technique,” said Penny, who worked with the English Institute of Sport for ten years.


“Firstly we want to teach people who are just starting out how to run properly to prevent injury. If you do that, then you’re performance is going to improve. Secondly, for more experienced runners, we can help them with injury prevention or recovery as well as enhancing their performance.”


Revo Running School is based at Sunderland and Northumbria universities where Penny also runs The Peformance Clinic, which offers world class physiotherapy and sports injury rehabilitation and performance services.


Revo’s tailored programmes can be followed at the individual’s pace with additional ‘bolt on’ services available, such as additional running drills, strength and fitness coaching.


“We’ve made the programmes really affordable for every athlete, so fun runners can access the expertise of world class professionals but without the elite price tag,” added Penny.


For more information log onto www.revorun.com

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