Running Assessments

Ask Your Personal Trainer/Physical Therapist Greg to Find and Fix Your Running Flaws While Reducing Knee Pain and Increasing Speed

Greg Sterner is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy with over twelve years of experience treating running athletes as well as weekend warriors. Greg’s diagnostic skills and treatments are based off of continuing education courses taught by prominent physical therapists in the field of running and biomechanics.

Greg has attended courses taught by Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, who is an associate professor in the department of biokinesiology & physical therapy and co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California (USC). He has also a Barry Morgan, PT seminar that focused on the 4 ‘R’s of Running.

Running is a natural but intricate combination of interactions between the musculoskeletal,neurological, and cardiopulmonary systems. This course focused on developing an understanding of the biomechanical events of running including pathomechanics. All attendees developed an evaluation process, which takes into account various elements affecting the functionality of the runner.

The 4 R’s: the Run (training), the Runner (physical and biomechanical), the Running (form), and Rehabilitation (treatment) form the framework of instruction throughout the course. This framework forms the foundation for effectively developing treatment programs and training alternatives.

Research in the field of gait retraining has identified four common stride flaws that are associated with specific running injuries. If you are repeatedly hampered by any of the injuries listed below, you may be a good candidate for gait retraining. Once a flaw has been detected by a gait-analysis expert, he or she can help you fix your form.