January 20th, 2012

Health N' Sports: Free Running Assessment

Staff Report

Health N' Sports: Free Running Assessment
photo courtesy of Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic offers service

As a part of the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, the Sports Rehab Team physical therapists are knowledgeable and trained in the latest advancements and techniques available in sports rehabilitation. On a weekly basis, the Health N’ Sports Update will give information on prevention, recovery, and include special offers, as well as general health tips that would be beneficial to all. If there is a specific topic you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to editor@catholicsportsnet.com

Attention runners of all levels, beginners to marathoners:

The physical therapists of LOC’s Sports Rehab Center are offering a free 15 minute session to anyone interested in discussing their running technique as well as a brief observation and analysis. This is perfect for those training or getting ready to train for the upcoming races, including Derby festivities such as the Triple Crown, in order to get off to the right start.  Your session is also a great opportunity to determine and address whether or not further analysis and/or treatment is needed.  If not, this is still a chance for you to get some quick tips and advice for your running regimen, which can help to prevent injuries.

Common Ailments: Aside from the normal wear and tear that comes with a training program, there are many common injuries associated with running.  Plantar fasciitis and shin splints are conditions commonly experienced by avid runners.  In addition to these is "knee pain" which commonly includes patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndrome.  Runners may also complain of low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and hip or groin pain.  In most cases these complaints can be attributed to overuse.  A physical therapist can be utilized to evaluate footwear, alignment, and muscle imbalances.


This is a one-time session offer limited to 15 minutes. If you or the therapist feels that you may need further evaluation, instruction, and/or treatment, we can advise you in the next appropriate steps if interested.

The sessions will be offered every Tuesday for the rest of January, February and March between the times of 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. If these times are not convenient for you, other times are available upon request.

To set up your free session, call the Sports Rehab Center at:  502-897-1790, and the receptionist will set up a time for you to come in.


Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic & Sports Rehab Center

4130 Dutchman’s Lane Suite 101         

Louisville, KY 40207


REQUEST: There is absolutely no pressure or obligation for further treatment to take advantage of this free assessment. All that we ask is that you mention us to your friends and family or refer those that may benefit from our services. Thank You.

*For more information on our therapists & services go to www.louortho.com or Connect with us on Facebook.


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