The Runners’ Clinic offers a wide range of services to enhance running performance, prevent injuries and treat running-related injuries.
The clinic is equipped with the most advanced technology including regular and high-speed video capabilities, Woodway treadmills, a Cortex metabolic testing system, a seven-camera 3-D motion analysis system and a force plate (a research instrument that measures how forces from the ground are distributed through the body) for research. Our program works within a fully functioning rehabilitation services department, with access to all therapy equipment and devices required for clinic-based musculoskeletal examinations and treatments.
Treating InjuriesRunning can take a toll on the body, with injuries such as bursitis, muscle strains, stress fractures, runner’s knee, shin splints, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and arch pain being just a few of those commonly experienced by runners.
Services that focus on treating injuries include:
Injury screening — a free screening (musculoskeletal exam) performed by a licensed athletic trainer to determine the nature of an injury.
Injury assessment — injured runners are examined (musculoskeletal exam) by Craig Young, MD, a sports medicine physician with a focus on running injuries.
Injury management — injuries are addressed through a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol and return to running program, managed by physical therapists and athletic trainers.
Enhancing PerformanceServices that focus on preventing injury and enhancing performance include:
Wellness musculoskeletal exam — an exam of posture, flexibility and strength to determine ways to enhance performance and avoid injury. This exam includes an exercise prescription, posture/footwear analysis and shoe wear recommendations.
Gait analysis — standard video and high-speed video analysis.
Metabolic Testing — VO2 max testing and endurance with training recommendations.
Sports Nutrition Consultation — our dietitian is trained to help improve your nutrition knowledge and eating habits. The dietitian will review your current food intake, physical activity profile and lifestyle to design a nutrition program that satisfies your taste buds and your nutrition needs.
Last Review Date: April 18, 2013
Online Editor(s): Shannon Krause