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RunPerformanceRunning 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.

Our running training program is offered at our Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond and Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville.

If you are interested in running and endurance training, please call (804) 325-8812 (Richmond) or (804) 442-3670 (Mechanicsville) for rates and availability.