In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center presents the 4th Annual:
Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic, March 5, 2016
Updated for 2016
If you’ve never visited In Motion, our free running clinics are a great way to experience our expertise, personal care, and dedication to your health. Come visit us this March and optimize both your body and your gear for running. We’ll analyze each part of your stride and make recommendations based on our team’s advanced training, certifications, and experience. From first-time runner to the marathoner, we’re the source for your very best run.
Location: In Motion Physical Therapy, Downingtown, PA. Map
The In Motion Physical Therapy Run & Sport Clinic will include:
- Ask the Doctor: New for 2016, In Motion is pleased to announce that Dr. John M. Vasudevan from Penn Medicine will be available to answer questions on a variety of topics pertaining to running and musculoskeletal injuries. John Vasudevan, MD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He is a Team Physician at Penn and Medical Director of the Philadelphia Tri-Rock Triathlon. Dr. Vasudevan provides non-operative management of musculoskeletal conditions affecting athletes of all levels, and combines injury rehabilitation with injury prevention. Dr. Vasudevan sees patients at Penn Medicine at Radnor and the Penn Sports Medicine Center at Weightman Hall.
- Treadmill Gait Analysis performed by Physical Therapist. This analysis of running technique will to help identify lower extremity bio-mechanical alignment issues present during running that lead to injuries.
- Foot and Ankle Alignment Screen: Assesses foot and ankle alignment contributing to pronation (flat feet) and supination (high arch)
- The Function Movement Screen was designed by physical therapists to assess core and lower extremity strength, balance, and flexibility. The FMS consists of 7 fundamental movement component tests that are scored on a scale of 0-3. The tests used will be:
- Hurdle Step
- Rotary Stability
- The Flexibility Screen will assess the flexibility of the hamstrings and the hip flexor muscles. Imbalances in these muscles can alter running gait, and put strain on the low back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
- Hop Test: This station will include 2 different single leg hopping tests. One will assess power and explosiveness from a standstill and one will assess more dynamic ability to land and push off a single leg. Both are valuable in assessing overall strength, balance and agility that are important with running and speed training.
- Exercise Demo: This station will include demonstration of exercises that are designed to target the needed areas of improvement highlighted by the gait analysis, functional movement screen, flexibility screen, hop test and step down test.
- Step Down Test: This test is a excellent screening for hip strength, balance, stability and control of the lower extremity and closely mimics the mechanics of the landing phase of gait.
- Speed Training Station: New for 2016, this station will give you valuable information regarding how to safely and effectively incorporate speed training into your running regime.
- These quick and basic screens will highlight areas of needed improvement in order to minimize injury and maximize performance. Also featuring:
- Footwear Trends by Chester County Running Store
- Training progressions/protocols for runners of all levels
- Injury prevention strategies and tips
- Physical Therapists available to answer all of your questions
- Free Giveaways