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Running evaluations

Whether you are a marathoner, elite runner, competitive racer or recreational jogger, pain and injury may make running difficult. If this is the case, our running analysis program might be right for you. We offer evaluations, treatment, education and training to address your individual needs.

Our Running Program offers a wide variety of services to help decrease pain and improve your running style.

Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute - Treadmill

Common causes of pain

Many seasoned runners experience pain for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of pain include:

  • Faulty running mechanics
  • Improper shoes
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Inappropriate training programs


  • Posture assessment
  • Functional strength tests
  • Functional flexibility tests
  • Balance and core testing
  • Foot and shoe assessment

Running assessment

A state-of-the-art assessment using clinical skills and video treadmill analysis will help pinpoint the potential causes of pain or areas for running improvement.

Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute - Running evaluation

Education & training

Learn techniques to prevent future injuries and treat present injuries with a customized running education program.

The program includes:

  • Activities to achieve optimal running form
  • Individualized strength and flexibility exercises
  • Shoe and orthotic considerations
  • Training considerations and personal goal setting

Whatever your goals are as a runner, we offer a collaborative approach to help you achieve them.

Location & contact information

For more information or to schedule a running evaluation, contact us:

Regions Hospital Hand & Physical Therapy

HealthPartners Specialty Center
401 Phalen Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-254-7700
Fax: 651-254-7710