Treat Effectively, Prevent Permanently
Runner’s Hub - Run farther. Run faster. Run without pain.
From the novice to the experienced, running can lead to nagging soreness, acute injuries and chronic pain. This program is a goal directed physiotherapy program designed for runners. The goal of the program is to prevent running injuries and to assist runners who have been injured or are recovering from orthopedic surgery. We will help get you back to training and returned to an active running lifestyle.
- foot and heel pain
- achilles tendonitis
- shin splints
- knee pain
- Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
- hip pain
- back and neck pain.
- Complete examination and treatment of acute and chronic injuries including low-back pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, strains and sprains, and stress fractures.
- Running-specific muscle imbalance assessment including flexibility and strength testing of low-back, hamstrings, gastroc/soleus, quadriceps, abdominals, and tibialis anterior.
- A biomechanical assessment including malalignment or imbalance, and other compensatory mechanisms.
- Video analysis of running gait; frame-by-frame analysis of arm carriage, trunk rotation, hip drop, leg alignment, foot placement, and rearfoot motion to detect problems in running form.
- Foot wear analysis and recommendations.
- Analysis of foot structure and mechanics and current shoe selection.
- Running-specific exercise prescription to enhance strength and flexibility to minimize re-injury.
- Discussion of current and previous training patterns
- Discussion of current and previous injuries
- Analysis of strength, flexibility, and balance
- Analysis of shoe wear patterns
- Visual analysis of movement patterns during walking and running
Breakdown of abnormal or inefficient movement patterns that may be
contributing factors to acute and chronic injuries
Post-analysis, the patient’s therapeutic exercise program will reflect areas that need to be addressed to ensure optimal recovery and return to activity. This may include abnormalities in gait that occurred due to an injury as well as those that may be contributing factors to an injury. Recommendations for running form corrections and/or shoes/insoles will be provided if needed.