“I’m a life-long runner who began experiencing a series of injuries as I hit my 40s… I had been to probably a dozen healthcare providers including doctors, massage, chiropractors, running coaches, did all sorts of traditional physical therapy, acupuncture, exploratory arthroscopic surgery – you name it, I tried it. From the first visit , I could tell these guys were different. They really took a holistic look at my problems.”
There are many theories why injuries occur. Everything from stretching, to running surfaces, to shoes can be blamed for running injuries. After working with countless runners over the past 14 years, Elite Health Services Running Specialists have discovered that the cause of an injury can often be traced to the way we run.
We understand the injured runner’s mentality; “grin and bear it” before finally reaching for the Advil® with the hope of temporarily masking the pain to push through the run. Deep down you know this is doing harm. What you may not be aware of is that permanent relief is available when you identify and fix the source.
During an initial 90-minute session at the Elite Running Institute, our running specialists use video and physical assessment tools to capture your gait and carefully examine the 30 different characteristics of your running mechanics in order to zero-in on the precise areas of your mobility, strength, and endurance which may be contributing to the nagging pain or reoccurring injuries you’re experiencing.
When you contact us to arrange your 90-minute Running Assessment you’ll be scheduled with an Elite Functional Manual Physical Therapist for half of your session, and an Elite Performance Trainer for the other half. (While it’s a 90-minute process, we highly recommend that you plan on being with us for up to 2-hours.)