Running Analysis and Clinical Evaluation (RACE)

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The Running Analysis Clinical Evaluation program (RACE) assesses, evaluates and documents an athlete’s running form. The program provides both visual and verbal feedback on ways to improve form and decrease and prevent injuries.

Who runs it?

A team of Licensed Athletic Trainers (LATs) who are familiar with chronic running problems facilitates this program. The program is supervised and supported by Affinity’s team of orthopedic physicians.

Who would benefit?

  • High school and collegiate athletes
  • Recreational runners
  • Long-distance runners
  • Anyone engaging in physical activity that places stress on their feet

Injury prevention

This program can improve symptoms of injuries and prevent injuries from occurring. Gait analysis is beneficial for athletes that have had previous injuries or for those beginning a new training regimen. Common injuries that can be prevented or alleviated:

  • Shin splints
  • Lower back pain
  • IT band tendinitis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Muscle strains and bursitis

How the program works

RACE provides an initial evaluation as well as a follow-up evaluation to determine progress and monitor changes.

Injury History - Training History
Review your previous medical history and your current level of training.

Anatomical Analysis
Examine foot type, knee and hip anatomy and shoe wear patterns to assess abnormal running types such as over-pronation and supination.

Strength Analysis
Assess ankle, knee and hip strength to discover any imbalances or weaknesses.

Flexibility Analysis
Assess ankle, knee, hip and back flexibility to determine any need for a range of motion program.

Balance Analysis
Evaluate static (standing) and dynamic (active) balance to identify any deficiencies that need improvement.

Video Biomechanical Running Analysis
Record your foot strike and running form while on a treadmill. We use slow-motion playback to help you visualize the full running form from heel strike to toe-off.

Other benefits

Once the evaluation has been completed, the athlete has the option of additional medical advice or treatments, including:

  • Fully edited DVD copy of running form
  • Strengthening and stretching programs
  • Training program suggestions
  • Information and access to arch supports and orthotics

RACE package

Anatomical, strength, balance, shoe wear and running form analysis on a treadmill. You will receive a take-home exercise program, stretching and recovery regimen, and fully edited DVD copy of your running form. This video is unique to your analysis and can be shown to a coach or physician and kept for comparison. A follow-up appointment is included.

Coaching session

A coaching session is available for a fee in which the participant can review the exercises and stretches and monitor progress in between the initial assessment and follow-up session.

RACE program costs

1. RACE Program Package - $120
2. Coaching Session - $30

What to bring

Please be prepared for activity and bring the following:

  • Normal running shoes
  • Athletic clothes (t-shirt and shorts)
  • Training/injury history, if applicable

To schedule an appointment, call (920) 996-3700.

Evaluations take place at:
Affinity Occupational Health
Lower Level
1855 S. Koeller St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902

St. Elizabeth Hospital Madison Center 4th Floor
1531 S. Madison St.
Appleton, WI 54915

The RACE program was designed by Joseph Fox, MS, LAT, who studied biomechanical analysis and kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  For program information, please contact the RACE team at RACEteam@affinityhealth.org.

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1570 Midway Place
Menasha, WI 54952
(920) 720-1700

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