Running Injury Clinic

Running-Injury-Clinic

The Running Injury Clinics, located at several MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network locations across the region, combine highly skilled therapists with cutting edge technology.

Evaluations in the clinic include:

Training Recommendations:

  • Thorough history (history of previous injuries in runners have been shown to increase future injury risk by 3 times)
  • Discussion of runner’s individual goals (anything from beginners looking for an injury prevention program and guidance to run their first 5K, to elite athletes looking for a marathon personal record)
  • Posture, strength and flexibility testing
  • Video motion analysis on the treadmill reviews mechanics and determines any abnormal findings to deficits found in posture, strength and flexibility, this comprehensive analysis will look at the entire runner head to toe
  • An individualized exercise program to target any findings in the exam which increase injury risk or compromise training/performance
  • Footwear recommendations

We generally leave specific details to coaches, but give outlines regarding:

  • Safely increasing mileage and intensity based on current injury
  • Incorporating cross training and use of the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill. This allows for a decrease in impact forces (the #1 risk in running injuries) and gives our runners a safer and more gradual return to their desired training volume and intensity

Physical Therapists in the Running Injury Clinics have extensive training in video motion analysis, and are runners themselves. Their combination of personal and professional experience, combined with technology previously available only to elite athletes, adds up to a high caliber program to help you run healthy.

Alter-G Antigravity Treadmill

 

Running Injury Clinic Locations:

MARYLAND

BALTIMORE
Federal Hill
410-230-7830

MedStar Harbor Hospital Sports Medicine
410-350-8372

Lutherville Sports Medicine
410-512-5820

Perry Hall
443-725-2150

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
410-554-2318

CARROLL COUNTY

Westminster
410-751-7930

HARFORD COUNTY
MedStar NRH Network, Bel Air
410-877-8078

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Friendship Heights
301-986-4745

Germantown
301-916-8500

Olney
301-260-3280

VIRGINIA

Lake Ridge
703-647-3130

Marymount
703-292-4060

McLean
703-288-8260

WASHINGTON, DC

Outpatient Center for Orthopaedic Rehab (OCOR)
A part of MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network
202-877-1566