The Runner’s Biomechanical Evaluation is designed to look at running technique and muscle/joint function. With this information, we may determine if there are any weak links in your posture or motion that may negatively impact your performance and/or lead to excessive-use injuries due to structural overload.
Our analysis is distinctly different from that found in a running store. The focus is not just on how you run, but also includes a musculoskeletal evaluation and your injury history. We perform a strength and flexibility exam, looking for areas of weakness, muscular imbalance and limitations in flexibility. Instruction is given as to appropriate strengthening and flexibility exercises to address any problem areas. In this way, past injuries may be addressed and future injuries successfully averted.
Using a high speed digital camera, we are able to film you running from the front, side and rear. Our ability to analyze this film frame by frame allows us to pick up on subtle problems not normally found in a video analysis. Evaluations are performed by licensed physical therapists with advanced board certification in orthopedics and strength and conditioning.
After more than 10 years of dealing with a major pain in the butt (literally) I arrived at the office of Peak Physical Therapy. I had managed the condition through various modalities of cortisone shots, chiro care, massage, ice, drugs etc, but by the time I arrived at Peak Physical Therapy I was having pain just walking. The very first thing that my therapist went through was to re-look at the condition, where all other professionals had treated the butt itself, my PT looked at the cause and discovered that the problem was a combination of weak abs, tight back and tight hamstrings was causing the pelvis to tilt over and thus cause the pain in the butt. WOW! What a difference. Even though I’m fast approaching my fifties, my running times have gone back to those of my thirties through a combination of no pain and longer strides due to increased flexibility.Nick G.