Running Injuries & Gait Re-Training

What is the Running Injuries & Gait Re-Training Program?

This program is designed to evaluate and rehabilitate the injured runner though physical therapy. This program may also incorporate the use of video analysis feedback for the gait re-training program to help decrease the risk of injury as the patient returns to running.

Gait re-training is a program that is incorporated into the patient’s physical therapy as their injury resolves. Information gained from the patient’s physical therapy examination, combined with a detailed assessment through video analysis, will provide multiple levels of feedback. This feedback may help to decrease the risk of re-injury by focusing on running mechanics and appropriate loading to help avoid compensation patterns that lead to injury.

We also offer screenings that help to prevent future injuries and improve running efficiency.

 

Benefits:

  • Every runner will have an injury at some point in their life, whether it is a small nag or a training-limiting, severe pain.
  • Most runners do not know what pain is appropriate to run through and what pain might cause irrevocable damage.
  • Many runners do not know how to appropriately return to running or increase mileage and distance following a rest period.
  • Some runners like to do the same training every year, while others switch philosophies every few months; knowing the proper training stimulus is key to improving and staying injury-free.
  • Some runners like to do the same training every year, while others switch philosophies every few months; knowing the proper training stimulus is key to improving and staying injury-free.
  • More and more people are turning to running for fitness and are not sure how to begin or progress their training.

Common Running Injuries We Treat:

 

Back/Hip

  • Degenerative Changes
  • SI Joint Pathology
  • Impingement
  • Labral Tears

 

Thigh

  • Femoral Neck Fracture

 

Knee

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinitis

 

Lower Leg

  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Tibial Stress Fracture

 

Ankle

  • Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Sprains

 

Foot

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Sesmoiditis