Runner's Analysis Initial Evaluation and Treatment (all first-time clients): $200 / 2 hours*
This is the first appointment for all clients to allow time for complete medical and running injury history review, and discussion of goals and lifestyle. A thorough assessment will be performed with strength; flexibility, structural alignment, and functional screen testing. For runners, video analysis of running gait will be performed and reviewed together with the client. A comprehensive treatment diagnosis will be formulated to allow the most accurate and effective treatment plan. This appointment also allows time for initial treatment. Clients are also able to continue communication via email or phone conversations to determine response to treatment and need for follow up sessions. Approximately 2 hours.
General Orthopedic Evaluation: $130 /1 hour
This is the first appointment for the evaluation of any orthopedic condition that is non-running related.
Treatment Sessions: $90/ 1 hour*
Sessions vary in time depending on the needs of the client. Services vary as described above and will be recommended by Miriam to best relieve symptoms or address core issues.
Treatment techniques may include, but are not limited to, soft tissue and trigger point release, dry needling, joint manipulation, taping techniques including Kinesio Taping®, corrective exercise and home programs, video analysis, real time gait re-training, and shoe wear/ foot orthoses evaluation.
You will be instructed with a customized strength and stretching program specific to your body based on your running exam. This program will include functionally based activities geared toward running postures, and will include information that is evidence based in current exercise research.
An examination of structural foot and ankle alignment will be performed to assess how your foot accommodates to running terrain and functions in shoe wear. This will allow recommendations to be made regarding proper foot wear and/or the appropriateness of orthotics for lower extremity alignment. In some cases orthotics are a good adjunct to aid with foot dysfunction.
The video analysis exam is where we look at your running from multiple view points. During a review of the video we are able to analyze biomechanical positions in fractions of a second to observe at what exact point in the running gait cycle dysfunction is occurring.
Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause pain over a large area, leading to difficulty performing everyday tasks. Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point. Dry needling may release the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and lead to decreased pain and improved function.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.