It is estimated that greater than 70% of all runners will experience an injury severe enough to limit their training for greater than one week during their careers.
During these times the runner will struggle with how to manage their training while managing their injury. Working with this population requires specialized care and management.
The UF Running Medicine Clinic utilizes the expertise of physicians, therapists, exercise physiologists, and nutritionists that are trained to work with this special population. The Director of the Clinic is Dr. Kevin Vincent. Dr. Vincent is a Board Certified physician who also has a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Vincent trained in the Runner’s Clinic at the University of Virginia under the direction of Dr. Robert Wilder, one of the nation’s leading authorities on running medicine.
People engaged in endurance exercise can experience as wide array of overuse injuries including knee, hip, ankle, leg and spine injuries. Since these injuries can interfere with exercise participation an evaluation should be performed as soon as possible to facilitate optimal recovery. Common injuries treated in the Running Medicine Clinic are plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, "runner’s knee", shin splints, hip pain, and ankle pain. Through the evaluation, biomechanical and training errors are also addressed so that the runner can return to regular running safely.
- Comprehensive Injury evaluation
- Biomechanical analysis of gait and muscle imbalances that may have caused or pre-dispose to injury.
- Gait studies to optimize running technique
- Orthotic evaluation and prescription
- Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program
- Training advice to assist in safe return to running.