OC Sports & Rehab

Run Mechanics

Enhance Your Running Performance While Staying Injury-free

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Enhance Your Running Performance

At OC Sports & Rehab, our Run Mechanics program is dedicated to keeping you injury-free as you train for your next marathon or triathlon. Our comprehensive assessment and personalized training plans are designed to help you become the best and most efficient runner you can be. With our expertise, we can get you back from the brink of injury faster and healthier than anyone else!

Benefits of Run Mechanics Assessment

Video Analysis and Consultation

Our Run Mechanics assessment includes a detailed video analysis of your stride, providing you with a comprehensive breakdown and consultation during your visit. This analysis helps you understand your gait and identify areas for improvement, ensuring that you run more efficiently and with less risk of injury.

Injury Prevention

Runners who understand their gait can experience up to an 80% decrease in injury during the course of a season. By learning the correct foot strike pattern and making necessary adjustments, you can significantly reduce the risk of common running injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures.

Personalized Training Programs

We offer personalized initial training programs tailored to your specific needs and goals. Our expert team will guide you through progressive training cycles, helping you build strength, endurance, and efficiency. As you advance, we will continue to adjust your program to ensure you reach your peak performance.

The Importance of Understanding Your Gait

Foot Strike Pattern

Only 40% of runners know their correct foot strike pattern. Understanding your foot strike is crucial for optimizing your running form and preventing injuries. Our Run Mechanics assessment will help you identify whether you are a heel striker, midfoot striker, or forefoot striker, and provide guidance on how to improve your technique.

Maximizing Time on Your Feet

As a runner, you spend a significant amount of time on your feet. Learning your correct gait pattern can enhance your running experience, making it more enjoyable and sustainable. With the right knowledge and adjustments, you can run longer distances with less fatigue and discomfort.

Expertise Behind Run Mechanics

Our Run Mechanics program was designed by a collegiate and professional runner who is also a skilled physical therapist. With extensive knowledge and understanding of gait analysis, metabolic efficiency, training cycles, physiological barriers, and shoe selection, our expert can provide you with the best advice and strategies for your running journey.

Shoe and Orthotic Recommendations

Choosing the right shoes and orthotics is essential for optimal running performance and injury prevention. We can help you decide what shoe type and orthotic would be best for you based on your gait analysis and individual needs. Proper footwear can make a significant difference in your comfort and performance.

Schedule Your Run Mechanics Assessment Today

Ready to take your running to the next level? Contact OC Sports & Rehab to schedule your Run Mechanics assessment and start your journey towards injury-free, efficient running. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions and help you get started.