Training Tips From Summa Health

When it comes to training for the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, our friends at Summa Health have your back! As our Official Sports Medicine Sponsor, Summa Health has helped us put together training tips and plans that will get you from the start of your training to the finish line.

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Video Runners Gait Analysis

A gait analysis can help runners improve their performance and reduce their potential for injury.

While running on either a treadmill or a track, the runner is videotaped from various angles. By slowing the tape down, a clinician can provide to the runner an analysis of the stride. The analysis is completed by a physical therapist who specializes in gait analysis.

Common injuries related to poor running form include:

  • Neck strain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Knee pain/ITB and runner’s knee
  • Lower and mid back pain

A physician referral is required for an analysis appointment. To make an appointment, call 800.23.SUMMA

 

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