Fit for Life offers a complete evaluation day with physician medical direction, physical therapist one-one-one review, functional movement screen, video gait analysis, shoe fitting and recommendations for next steps. The Runners Evaluation results into packages of care for wrapping services around the athlete … bridging from the evaluation day to a complete return to running. We will bridge the gap between the Evaluation, the Physical Therapy, and the coaching with Marathoners in Training.
Runners Evaluation Techniques
Identify biochemical reasons for why athletes run the way they do
Get them in the correct footwear/orthotics
Identify strength deficits that impact running form
Identify areas of tightnesses (flexibility issues) that impact running form
We offer to improve biomechanics, identify areas (strength & flexibility) where improvement can be made, and offer intelligent training advice.
Great opportunity for two groups of runners and walkers:
1. Runners and walkers without pain/issues, who want to prevent injuries and perform better… Those who could benefit from follow-up visits to progress exercises over time and ensure they are focused on the key areas
2. Runners and walkers who have chronic injuries currently, who would benefit from injury care and the assessment to get to the root of the issue, develop a plan for future visits to alleviate current pain and create an ongoing program to keep it from returning
Next Steps: After an evaluation, we suggest approximately 2-3 follow up visits with non injured runners over the course of the next 3 – 4 months to help progress exercises. For injured runners, 4-6 visits after evaluation with sequencing, as determined by injury