Description: The objective of a running performance analysis is to identify any biomechanical faults, limitations, or inefficiencies that may restrict a runner’s ability to perform at their peak level. During the physical examination and subsequent video analysis, the evaluator observes the athlete’s running technique and form in order to identify dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. Examples of dysfunctions include restrictions in joint range of motion, imbalances in muscles, impairments in motor control, as well as areas of weakness that may be contributing to an inefficient or faulty running pattern. Based upon the overall examination findings, the evaluator will then review and develop a highly customized training program that is designed to help the individual achieve his or her specific running goals
- 60 minute one-on-one physical examination to assess joint restrictions, strength, and stability specific to the runner
- 3-view video analysis of running form (side, back, and foot)
- Evaluation of functional movements (squats, drop jumps, etc)
- Cadence assessment
- Recommendation of proper shoe type for running style
- Customized video of the athlete (with verbal narrative) that includes overall analysis of running technique and areas of specific limitations.
- Individualized drills/exercises (up to 4) with written and video instructions to improve running technique and address any observed impairments.
- Improve running technique
- Reduce injury risk
- Increase running efficiency
- Enhance running performance
Target Audience: Any athlete interested in improving their running form and performance
Running Specialists: Angela Savelli, DPT, OCS and Nicholas Verville, DPT