The running biomechanics program is a structured approach to analyzing and improving the way you move. It is a valuable investment for any avid competitive or recreational runner who wants to improve performance, feel more fluid, and decrease risk of injury. It is also equally useful for hikers, walkers, and active people that suffer from chronic lower extremity pain, including foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip, pelvic, and/or lower back pain.
The repetitive nature of running or walking results in ground reaction forces that impact our muscular system and joints. Over time, this impact creates increased risk of injury. Runners and hikers, for example, are at an increased risk of developing injuries such as shin splints, IT band syndrome, and plantar fasciitis due to the constant impact on their lower limbs.
One of the primary goals of this program is to perform comprehensive and detailed video analysis to assess and improve form. By improving technique and form, you move more efficiently, allowing you to feel more comfortable and in control during your activity.
In addition to improving form, we focus on developing the mobility, strength, and coordination you need to become more resilient and better able to handle the demands of your sport. This not only prevents injury and increases performance, but can also lead to increased enjoyment of your activity.
Each analysis is unique and designed specifically for your specific condition, training, and goals in mind.
Conditions that are often treated in this program are:
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Hip pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle injuries
- Foot injuries
- Iliotibial band injuries
- Shin splints
- Stress fractures