Running Eval

Runner EvalIf you are one of the 65 million Americans who classify themselves as a runner, then there is a good chance that you have suffered a running injury.  And there is nothing worse than a runner who cannot run.  Just ask your family and friends.  The latest research estimates that 37-56% of runners get injured each year.   The most common running injuries are knee pain, shin splints, IT band syndrome, achilles pain, plantar fasciitis, hip pain and stress fractures.  The good news is that these injuries typically resolve with nonsurgical treatment and might have been prevented if certain deficiencies (risk factors) were identified sooner.  That’s why we offer a specific evaluation for runners…and to help keep you and your family on good speaking terms. (haha!)

Runner Eval…How does a runner get evaluated?

1. A thorough history 
A history of a previous injury is one of the few variables that research has consistently shown to be the best predictor of suffering a future injury in any sport.  So the first step in our evaluation of a runner is a thorough history which includes:

  • past injuries and treatment
  • past surgeries and other medical conditions
  • current training schedule and weekly mileage
  • training surface (road, treadmill, trail)
  • shoe and orthotic use and wear pattern
  • other athletic activities or hobbies
  • medications and nutritional supplements

2. Biomechanical Assessment
The second step in our evaluation involves examining a runner as a whole through the use of a functional movement assessment:

  • posture/alignment
  • body squat analysis
  • mobility
  • ranges of motion (spine, pelvis, hips, knees, feet)
  • orthopedic tests
  • muscle strength (glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, etc)

How to schedule your running eval

The cost of a runner eval is $45.  To schedule your appointment (typically 30-45 min), please call us at 763-682-4000 or email us at info@inmotionbuffalo.comPlease bring a pair of your running shoes (preferably not new) and comfortable clothes.

” I have thoroughly enjoyed helping thousands of new runners, marathoners, ultra-marathoners, Boston Marathon qualifiers, triathletes, Ironman triathletes, and many high school track and cross country athletes.  It is a tremendous joy helping a runner reach their finish line.”  -Dr. Carter