Functional Movement Screen and Video Running Screen & Gait Analysis

Event Date

Sat, Mar 29, 2014

Address

Cambridge, MA

About This Activity

The staff of Marathon Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine will be on site to offer athletes the following body movement assessments:

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREENINGS (FMS) WITH CORRECTIVE EXERCISE STRATEGIES: 

The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. All participants will receive a Functional Movement Screen Score which is used to target problems and track progress and restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

Participants will learn the importance of mobility and stability as they pertain to functional movement, their own individual deficits and limitations and how to correct them while decreasing risk of injury and improving performance potential.

VIDEO RUNNING SCREEN AND GAIT ANALYSIS SESSION:

The Video Running Screen by Marathon Physical Therapy will review the fundamental variables that affect the runner’s gait. The screen will examine each participant's cadence, vertical displacement, hip balance, foot strike, thoracic rotation and lower extremity positioning.  Gait training helps runners improve efficiency and economy while reducing the risk of injury and improving performance.

Participants will learn about the core variables affecting a runner’s gait, how to correct undesirable running habits and ow to prevent injuries and become a stronger, smarter runner.

 

Event schedule and times

Both body move assessments will be offered between 9:30am and 11:30am. Each assessment lasts 20 minutes. These assessments will take place on the Johnson Indoor Track on the 3rd floor of MIT's Zesiger Center.

JUST FOR ATTENDING: All participants will receive Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine gear bag and gear with a complimentary injury screen coupon and a free class pass to the Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness & Wellness studio.

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