Running Medicine

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Running medicine at UW Medicine Sports Medicine provides care tailored to the unique needs of runners and running athletes, delivered by healthcare providers who are runners themselves. Our multidisciplinary team understands the unique demands that running places on the body, from those of the ultra-marathoner to the recreational runner just starting out. Our healthcare providers will diagnose and rehabilitate your running-related concerns, as well as improve your efficiency and provide strategies to prevent future injury. Our services include:

  • Biomechanical/musculoskeletal evaluation with medical or surgical treatment
  • Footwear and orthotic recommendations
  • Gait retraining
  • Metabolic (VO2) testing
  • Nutritional advice
  • Sports performance counseling
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Video analysis of running mechanics

If you have a running-related injury, it's a safe bet that our healthcare providers have seen and treated it before, and maybe even recovered from it themselves. And if you are looking to improve your performance, our specialists have strategies to whittle down your race time, too. When you see a UW Medicine Sports Medicine physician, you know you're getting the kind of comprehensive care that you have come to expect from UW Medicine, from the start to the finish line.