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    Runners Clinic

    The UK Runners Clinic is held monthly at the Kentucky Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic. This new, multidisciplinary clinic offers a variety of evaluations and therapy geared toward enhancing speed and efficiency as well as preventing or treating injuries commonly associated with running. Half of all recreational runners sustain a running injury within a training year. Our goal is to provide management of these injuries and to facilitate healthy running.


  • Services offered

    • Comprehensive physician evaluation to determine how your injury may be influencing your movement.
    • A physical therapy evaluation, recommendations and a treatment plan for strengthening and/or increasing muscle flexibility.
    • Video gait analysis using a 3D motion-capture system and a treadmill with built-in force plates to assess your running form with computerized modeling. The results are reviewed and discussed among all team members to come up with the best possible treatment options. If further treatment is needed, follow-up appointments will be scheduled as appropriate. Please note there is a fee not covered by insurance for this analysis.
    • Comprehensive one-hour evaluation.
    • Recommendations and orthotic needs assessment and evaluation of orthotic and shoe interaction in biomechanical function.
    • Detailed review of running history and injury.
    • Musculoskeletal exam including strength and flexibility evaluation.
    • Assessment of back, hips, knees, ankles and feet.
    • Customized program for injury treatment and recovery.
    • Therapeutic exercises to address impairments.

    Commonly treated injuries

    • IT band syndrome
    • Achilles tendinitis
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
    • Stress fractures
    • Shin splints
    • Muscle strains
    • Hip pain
    • Training program modifications

    Scheduling appointments

    Please contact your insurance company prior to making your appointment to verify your coverage and referral requirements regarding the orthopaedic evaluation and physical therapy benefits. If you are planning this visit for a computerized running/gait assessment alone, please be aware that this will incur a charge that will not be covered by your insurance.

  • Our team of professionals provides expert examination and treatment whether you are a highly competitive and experienced runner or just starting out. The team includes physicians, scientists and physical therapists; all involved in the initial evaluation and management of every patient.

  • Appointments and information

    859-218-3113

    Clinic location

    UK Sports Medicine | Directions
    601 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200
    Lexington KY 40517


Page last updated: 1/7/2014 1:16:55 PM