For Athletes

NEW For Runners: Gait Analysis

Strengthening is very important for runners, but strengthening activates different parts of our brain than skill training. If a runner wants to address their running-related injuries, they must really look at how they are running. We have a Certified Running Gait Analyst on staff, who can perform a 2D analysis that allows us to examine your running form using a slower frame-rate video. We'll show you, with your own body and gait as our model, how to make changes to your running to be more efficient and stay injury-free. Contact us today for your runner’s evaluation!

We also perform a pre-running screen that looks at the stability and mobility at your joints so that we can develop a home exercise program to address your concerns. We also discuss shoes and your training logs to see if there are any modifications that are needed from there as well. 

ANNA

AN EMPOWERED RUNNER

"After rehabilitating from a knee injury, I decided it was beneficial to my running to have a gait analysis to figure out how best to further prevent injury and strengthen my running. Rachel was absolutely wonderful to work with. Everything was explained clearly and she knew exactly what she was talking about. After recording my run, she took me through her findings so that I could understand where my weaknesses lay and we discussed how best to improve them. After 2 sessions, and learning some seriously awesome tips, my running not only feels more efficient but I’m stronger and happier on my runs now, and am going into my upcoming half marathon with real confidence. Thank you Rachel!"

We treat:

Sports Injuries

After a comprehensive evaluation, treatments for this condition may include one or more of the following techniques:

  • Soft tissue work including trigger point release and myofacial techniques

  • Joint mobilization

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Core strengthening

  • Postural education and body mechanics

  • Muscle re-education

  • Gait training

  • Balance training

  • Plyometrics and return to sport activities

Foot and Ankle Pain

After a comprehensive evaluation, treatments for this condition may include one or more of the following techniques:

  • Soft tissue work including trigger point release and myofacial techniques

  • Joint mobilization

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Core strengthening

  • Postural education and body mechanics

  • Muscle re-education

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Ultrasound

  • Gait training

  • Balance training

  • Plyometrics and return to sport activities

Arthritis and Joint Pain

After a comprehensive evaluation, treatments for this condition may include one or more of the following techniques:

  • Soft tissue work including trigger point release and myofacial techniques

  • Joint mobilization

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Core strengthening

  • Postural education and body mechanics

  • Muscle re-education

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Ultrasound

  • Gait training

  • Balance training

Shoulder and Knee

After a comprehensive evaluation, treatments for this condition may include one or more of the following techniques:

  • Soft tissue work including trigger point release and myofacial techniques

  • Joint mobilization

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Core strengthening

  • Postural education and body mechanics

  • Muscle re-education

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Gait training

  • Balance training

  • Plyometrics and return to sport activities

Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain is one of the most common – and debilitating – symptoms we treat. After a comprehensive evaluation, treatments for this condition may include one or more of the following techniques:

  • Soft tissue work including trigger point release and myofacial techniques

  • Joint mobilization

  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Visceral mobilization

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Core strengthening

  • Postural education and body mechanics

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Muscle re-education

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Gait training

  • Balance training

  • Plyometrics and return to sport activities

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For more information, call us at (610) 873-3076.

Empower Physical Therapy

470 John Young Way
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Phone: 610-873-3076

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