Running Form Assessment
Why Do I Need to Address my Running Form?
The data regarding running-related injuries does not lie. Sadly, each year, somewhere between 37 - 70% of distance runners reported suffering a running-related injury. While access to treatment has improved in the fields of physical therapy and chiropractics, we have found this to be only part of the solution. For example, take a runner with chronic proximal hamstring pain and send them over for treatment. A typical approach would usually include: calming down immediate symptoms & addressing strength and flexibility/mobility deficits. While these are important steps to take, we often see a disconnect between rehab and a return to running.
The injured runner is often expected to simply "go back to running," perhaps by following a walk:jog interval program. That's it. Minimal to no movement cues about running are provided to the individual, and, instead, the runner falls back into the same motor programming cues... cues that, for many, are the reason they found themselves injured in the first place. Many providers lack the tools and training to properly cue these runners, and we see this as a HUGE opportunity to help!
Tom's unique ability to both diagnose & effectively cue a runner's form make him an excellent candidate to assist any runner. He's helped runners of all caliber - from those competing at Olympic Trials to those looking to finish their first 5k.