Prevent Injuries and Optimize Your Performance
NewYork-Presbyterian and ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine specialists offer a suite of services to prevent injuries and help you run more safely and efficiently.
- Biomechanical Evaluation: The Columbia RunLab offers comprehensive running analysis for Olympic, elite, competitive, and recreational runners. We analyze your running style and patterns of movement as you run on a treadmill in our lab. We conduct a thorough evaluation of your body's mechanics, assess your nutritional status and overall health history, and provide you with customized guidance to improve your running and your overall fitness.
- Foot and Shoe Assessments: We analyze your running shoes and feet and guide you about the best choices for your body type and running style.
- Comprehensive Imaging: We use the latest MRI, ultrasound, and other diagnostic tests to assess your body, determine if you are at risk for running injuries, and diagnose the source of any pain and discomfort.
- Whole-Body Assessment: Your entire body moves when you run. We evaluate your whole body and assess any issues affected by your running.
- Preventive Treatments: Our team includes physical therapists who can help you achieve better balance and biomechanics through stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce your risk of injury.
- Exercise Guidance: We provide you with information about cross-training methods that can reduce your risk of injury by avoiding overtraining.
Start Healing Now
If you've already experienced an injury that is interfering with your running or has completely stopped you from running, our team of sports medicine specialists will diagnose the cause of your symptoms and customize a plan of treatment to get you back to running. We offer nonsurgical and surgical treatments for every type of running injury, including:
- Physical therapy to help you regain strength, flexibility, and mobility
- Injections such as cortisone and platelet-rich plasma to treat injuries of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles
- Ultrasound therapy for pain due to plantar fasciitis and certain other soft tissue problems
- Minimally invasive surgery to repair torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles, align broken bones, and stabilize joints — with the least amount of down-time possible