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2017 Run & Sports Clinic, Sat Mar 4th

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In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center presents the 5th Annual:

Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic, March 4, 2017

Updated for 2017


PDF brochure available – also the two images above are clickable for a better view.


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.

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Location: In Motion Physical Therapy, Downingtown, PA. Map

The In Motion Physical Therapy Run & Sport Clinic will include:

  • new32Cross-Training for Runners Station: This station will include the latest trends and research on how to cross-train to help prevent injury and maximize performance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Nutritional information from registered dietician
    • Free Giveaways

2016 Run & Sports Clinic

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In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center presents the 4th Annual:

Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic, March 5, 2016

Updated for 2016

2016 Run Sport Clinic At In Motion Downingtown PA

2016 Run Sport Clinic At In Motion Downingtown PA

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.

Free and No appointment is necessary facebook

Location: In Motion Physical Therapy, Downingtown, PA. Map

2016 Clinic flyer

The In Motion Physical Therapy Run & Sport Clinic will include:

  • new32Ask 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.
  • new32Speed 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

2015 Run & Sports Clinic

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In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center presents the 3rd Annual:

Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic

Updated for 2015: Technology and Training

Where: In Motion Physical Therapy, Downingtown, PA. Map

When: Saturday March 14, 2015, 9am – Noon

Who: Open to anyone looking to prevent injuries and improve performance.

Free and No appointment is necessary

The popularity of running and participation in sports across all ages has increased over the past few decades. While there are many health benefits to running and sports, injuries do occur. These injuries occur in active individuals of all ages and participation levels. There is a lot of information available, however only with expert assessment, is it possible to find the correct information for you. Out of this desire to prevent and treat injuries has evolved the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. The 2015 Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic is designed to give both the novice and professional runner and athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can minimize injury while maximizing performance.

New this year: technology and training

This year, the Run Clinic will cover some of the technology available for fitness training, such as the Garmin and Fitbit devices.

The In Motion Physical Therapy Run & Sport Clinic will include:

  • 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:
    • Deep Squat
    • 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.
  • Sports Taping: This station will including demonstrations of sports/Kinesio taping. The Kinesio Taping Method can be applied to multiple orthopedic and neurological conditions.
  • Y-Test: This screen assesses balance, agility, and strength all at the same time. The Y-Test is dynamic and relevant for both runners and athletes of all levels.
  • 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, and Y-test.
  • 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
Our planned Assessment and Education Stations with photos from previous events.

2015 Clinic: Planned Assessment and Education Stations

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Gait Analysis

Treadmill Gait Analysis performed by Physical Therapist and local running expert: The treadmill gait analysis station will include analysis of running technique by a physical therapist. This will be augmented by video analysis with the ability to show the runner and athlete slow-motion video of their gait. Gait analysis can help identify lower extremity bio-mechanical alignment issues that lead to injuries.

Functional movement screen

The Function Movement Screen was designed by physical therapists to identify functional movement deficits and asymmetries that may be predictive of general musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, with an ultimate goal of being able to modify the identified movement deficits through individualized exercise prescription. The FMS consists of 7 fundamental movement component tests that are scored on a scale of 0-3. This tool has been proved to be reliable, as well as utilized regularly by military services and by collegiate/professional sports teams. The test used will be:

  • Deep Squat
  • Hurdle Step
  • Rotary Stability

Flexibility

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.

Exercise Demonstration

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, and Y-test.

Y-Test:

This screen assesses balance, agility, and strength all at the same time. The Y-Test is dynamic and relevant for both runners and athletes of all levels.

Foot and Ankle Alignment Screen

This station is a general screen for foot type including pronated (flat foot) vs. supinated (high arch) foot type. Foot and ankle alignment will be assessed by a physical therapists. Misalignment at the foot and ankle are linked to increased risk of injuries. Proper footwear for your foot type will be discussed.

2014 Run & Sports Clinic

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In Motion Physical Therapy and Fitness Center presents the 2nd Annual:

Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic

Updated for 2014: ACL and tendon injury prevention

Where: In Motion Physical Therapy, Downingtown, PA. Map

When: Saturday March 8, 2014, 9-11AM

Who: Open to anyone looking to prevent injuries and improve performance.

Free and No appointment is necessary

The popularity of running and participation in sports across all ages has increased over the past few decades. While there are many health benefits to running and sports, injuries do occur. Injuries such as tendonitis, and especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears continue to limit this participation. These injuries occur in active individuals of all ages and participation levels. There is a lot of information available, however only with expert assessment, is it possible to find the correct information for you. Out of this desire to prevent and treat injuries has evolved the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. The 2014 Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic is designed to give both the novice and professional runner and athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can minimize injury while maximizing performance.

The In Motion Physical Therapy Run & Sport Clinic will include:

  • 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.
  • new32Foot 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:
    • Deep Squat
    • 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.
  • Sports Taping: This station will including demonstrations of sports/Kinesio taping. The Kinesio Taping Method can be applied to multiple orthopedic and neurological conditions.
  • new32Y-Test: This screen assesses balance, agility, and strength all at the same time. The Y-Test is dynamic and relevant for both runners and athletes of all levels.
  • 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, and Y-test.
  • 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
See full description of stations with photos from last year’s event.

2014 Clinic: Assessment and Education Stations

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Gait Analysis

Treadmill Gait Analysis performed by Physical Therapist and local running expert: The treadmill gait analysis station will include analysis of running technique by a physical therapist. This will be augmented by video analysis with the ability to show the runner and athlete slow-motion video of their gait. Gait analysis can help identify lower extremity bio-mechanical alignment issues that lead to injuries.

Functional movement screen

The Function Movement Screen was designed by physical therapists to identify functional movement deficits and asymmetries that may be predictive of general musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, with an ultimate goal of being able to modify the identified movement deficits through individualized exercise prescription. The FMS consists of 7 fundamental movement component tests that are scored on a scale of 0-3. This tool has been proved to be reliable, as well as utilized regularly by military services and by collegiate/professional sports teams. The test used will be:

  • Deep Squat
  • Hurdle Step
  • Rotary Stability

Flexibility

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.

Sports Taping

This station will provide demonstrations of sports/Kinesio taping. The Kinesio Taping Method can be applied to multiple orthopedic and neurological conditions. The five physiological systems that the Kinesio Tex tape affects are the skin, fascia, circulatory/lymphatic system, muscle inhibition, fascial correction, to decrease edema, increase joint stability with tendon and ligament correction and provide functional assistance.

Exercise Demonstration

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, and Y-test.

Y-Test:

This screen assesses balance, agility, and strength all at the same time. The Y-Test is dynamic and relevant for both runners and athletes of all levels.

Foot and Ankle Alignment Screen

This station is a general screen for foot type including pronated (flat foot) vs. supinated (high arch) foot type. Foot and ankle alignment will be assessed by a physical therapists. Misalignment at the foot and ankle are linked to increased risk of injuries. Proper footwear for your foot type will be discussed.