Running can cause a wide range of injuries: IT Band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis and tibial stress fractures, to name a few. Runners realize that running the right way is more complex than crossing the finish line. Injuries originate from a variety of different issues: over-training, poor running mechanics, the wrong shoe, and even select muscle weakness and flexibility issues. Bon Secours Sports Performance’s team breaks down the biomechanics of the way you run, using high-speed video gait analysis to identify your weaknesses and show you how to run more efficiently.
Our running analysis is suitable for those just beginning a running program to experienced runners who are looking for a competitive edge. From a first 5k run to a first marathon, we can determine your risk of injury and help prevent pesky injuries which may keep you from reaching your goals. For experienced runners, our team of world-class physical therapists and performance specialists can perform a complete biomechanical analysis and determine where you can conserve energy and conserve time.
In a running assessment, our team makes the following analyses:
- Biomechanical Analysis of the Running Cycle
- Lower Extremity Structural Assessment
- Footwear/orthotic Evaluation *Available*
- Musculoskeletal Strength and Flexibility Evaluation
Treatment options are customized to each runner’s needs and may include:
- Movement Correction Drills (for both injury prevention and running efficiency/speed)
- Strengthening Exercises
- Stretching Exercises
- Recommendations for Pain Control
- Orthotic Recommendation
- Running Shoe Recommendation
Your running analysis and orthotic assessment will always be completed by a licensed Physical Therapist with advanced training in running biomechanics.