Running regularly or competitively can be one of the most exhilarating experiences a person can have. Runners who enjoy the thrill of completing a marathon or appreciate the sense of well-being that accompanies a simple daily run, are often the most committed, healthy individuals you’ll meet. To maintain this activity, however, they need solid support; they need to understand how they are holding their body frame, how their feet hit the ground, what shoes are best, and much more. As technology has advanced, we’ve been able to blend our knowledge of body mechanics with video analysis, giving us the ability to provide a whole new level of support to runners. We can now study a runner’s movement, history and habits to conduct an assessment and provide an analysis that helps them learn how they can:
Reduce or prevent injuries (such as shin splints, stress fractures, hip pain, back pain and more)
Improve their stamina and increase their strength
Train wisely (especially when preparing for a marathon)
Increase their pace – if they are competitive runners
As you can see when viewing this video, we are providing runners support that includes both responsive and preventative physical therapy. Following our gathering of the runner’s history and goals combined with an analysis of the video taken, we provide a written assessment of what we learned along with recommendations. This report includes suggestions for proper training, posture, exercise, and related activities. Prior injuries, restrictions, or problem areas with running are all taken into consideration. With the support we provide, runners are well-equipped to maintain this activity, and reach the goals that are important to them. The runners we have worked with are reporting a positive impact in their performance and good health. If you are a runner or know someone who is, give us a call to learn about this helpful individualized service. Prevention, rehabilitation, performance. Mobility. Solid support, that’s our commitment.