The running assessment at UPMC is for runners of all levels.
Whether you're a casual neighborhood runner or a seasoned marathon runner, the running assessment can help you:
Read more and watch the videos below to see how this assessment can help you.
The running assessment has four parts.
We ask you about your footwear, upcoming races, and training program. We then assess:
You'll run on a treadmill as we film your gait and gather data, such as running cadence, ground contact time, and vertical oscillation.
We film you from two points of view:
We upload your running gait video to a program called Kinovea. This program measures precise angles and helps us pinpoint what components of your running gait you should alter.
We also use RunScribe footpods to assess metrics such as flight ratio, footstrike type, and pronation excursion.
All of this data helps us decide the exact muscles we need to target to build strength and endurance and prevent running injury.
You’ll be able to watch your gait in real-time on the screen in front of you to help you make adjustments to avoid injury. After your running gait analysis and full assessment, we'll prescribe exercises that will:
We can manage all your running needs. We offer a full scope of services to help runners train, heal, and prevent injury.
Along with the running assessment, other services that may help runners include:
UPMC Sports Medicine, in conjunction with UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, offers the running assessment at the following locations:
Note — a running assessment may qualify as either: