Running Medicine is one of the Department’s longest-standing areas of expertise. Over 12 years strong, our program is nationally recognized for advancing the science of runners of all body styles and experience levels. Using a unique approach that combines history gathering, kinetic chain review and assessment and environmental factors, our goal is optimize form and prevent injury even among the most complex cases.
People engaged in endurance exercise can experience as wide array of overuse injuries including knee, hip, ankle, leg and spine injuries. Since these injuries can interfere with exercise participation an evaluation should be performed as soon as possible to facilitate optimal recovery. Common injuries treated in the Running Medicine Clinic are plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, “runner’s knee”, shin splints, hip pain, ankle pain, and shin splints. Through the evaluation, biomechanical and training errors are also addressed so that the runner can return to regular running safely.
- Comprehensive injury evaluation
- Biomechanical analysis of gait and muscle imbalances that may have caused or pre-dispose to injury
- Gait studies to optimize running technique
- Orthotic evaluation and prescription
- Comprehensive rehabilitation program
- Shoe review and transitions
- Training prescription to assist in safe return to running