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Running Analysis

Are you a runner with hip, knee, foot, or back pain? Have you been told you have shin splints, tendonitis, or plantar fasciitis? A running analysis can help you! It will be conducted by a doctor of physical therapy using video footage of you running on a treadmill. The footage will then be analyzed using a specialized software program that allows your therapist watch you run in slow motion from several angles and determine joint angles and forces at different phases of the running cycle. This information will be combined with a full strength, range of motion, and posture assessment in order to find any muscle imbalances and form problems that may be causing pain and limit your running.

Our licensed therapist will evaluate and assess:

  • Posture
  • Range of Motion
  • Strength
  • Joint Mechanics and Mobility
  • Video footage of you running from 3 different views

run analysis 1 925x1024 Running AnalysisWhile we prefer you to come into the office to get videotaped running for your analysis, we understand that busy schedules can make this difficult! If you would like to video tape yourself running and send it to our therapist for evaluation, please fill out the form below. Once we receive your form, look for an e-mail from us with instructions on how to tape yourself and send the videos to us for analysis. Our therapist will design a fully customized exercise and running plan for you based on your goals and results of your running analysis. You will receive still shots pulled from your video footage with problems highlighted and explained

For your running analysis appointment:

  • Fill out the running pre-test that will be sent to you
  • Wear or bring your usual running shoes and shorts

Your plan may include:

  • Targeted strength training exercises
  • Stretches to improve key range of motion
  • Postural correction exercises
  • Running drills
  • Sneaker and/or orthotic recommendations

Looking forward to seeing you in the office!

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