NeuroSpine Institute Runner’s Clinic

Make an appointment: 541-686-3791

A Clinic Just For Runners

by Dr. Greg Moore

Runners Clinic in Eugene OregonFor many of my patients, running is every bit as natural and elemental as walking. Experiencing an injury that keeps them from running comfortably can be painful, frustrating and commonly lead to other health and wellness issues. I know the truth of this firsthand. When a torn ACL kept me off the trail for over 6 months, my overall health – both mental and physical – suffered.

That is why I created The Runner’s Clinic here at the NeuroSpine Institute. This is a place for runners at every level to receive world-class diagnosis, treatment, and more than ever, measures to prevent potential problems before they even occur.

Certainly, my goal was to create a space where any runner with an imbalance or injury could come to be treated, receive physical therapy, rehabilitate and heal.  But unlike some physicians, I believe we were born to run, and that most people can achieve a naturally correct and comfortable stride. I also believe that individual problems treated piecemeal and without regard to anatomy, form, and gait will eventually lead to further injury. Which is why The Runner’s Clinic is staffed with specialists and equipped with technology to not only effectively treat a patient’s present injury, but to locate, learn and imprint a naturally correct and comfortable stride.

To make an appointment, call: 541-686-3791

Biomechanical Analysis

Biomechanical Analysis in Eugene OregonAt The Runner’s Clinic, we commonly see patients with lumbar spine pain, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, stress fractures, shin splints, Achilles tendon injury, hip pain and sciatica. We not only address these and other specific injuries, but a variety of other factors such as biomechanical abnormalities, strength deficits and training errors.  In doing so, The Runner’s Clinic prepares the runner for a safe return to running, by providing them with the best customized rehabilitation program.

Common treatment programs may consist of:

  • Biomechanical analysis to identify muscle and joint imbalances that may cause injury – including analysis of the runner on a treadmill
  • Gait studies to optimize running form and techniques
  • Orthotics for correction of conditions such as excessive pronation or supination
  • Deep water running/aquatic therapy during the injury healing period to maintain and improve running fitness
  • Customized rehabilitation exercise program
  • Training advice to assist in a safe return to running
  • Therapeutic exercises and manual interventions
  • Guidelines for progressive return to one’s prior running level

If you run, The Runner’s Clinic at the NeuroSpine Institute can help to keep you injury free and running comfortably. If improved performance is your goal, we have an unrivaled suite of technology, tools and a follow-up program to improve your efficiency and reduce energy cost.  And if you’re injured, we can get you smoothly, properly back on the trail…and back in stride.

To make an appointment, call: 541-686-3791

Running Injury Evaluation

Running Injury Evaluation in EugeneRunners can experience a wide range of over-use injuries of the back and lower extremities including hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries. These injuries can interfere with participation in the sport and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as they occur for optimal recovery. Experts estimate that more than 70% of all runners will experience injuries severe enough to require at least one week’s abstinence from running during the course of their running careers. Today, injured runners have their own place to go as running is a special type of sport activity, running injuries require a specialized expertise. Today  injured runners have their own place to go for expert care and healing: The Runner’s Clinic.

Some common running injuries treated at The Runner’ Clinic are lumbar spine pain, plantar fasciitis, runners knee, stress fractures, shin splints, Achilles tendon injury, hip pain, and sciatica. Not only must the injury be addressed but also a variety of other factors such as biomechanical strength deficits and training errors. The Runner’s Clinic prepares the runner for a safe return to running,and provides the runner with the best customized rehabilitation program.

To make an appointment, call: 541-686-3791

Treatment Program

Treatment Program in EugeneYour Treatment program may consist of

  • History and running program review in combination with a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation (i.e., flexibility, strength, posture, balance, foot structure) to address injury and performance issues.
  • Biomechanical analysis to identify muscle and joint imbalances that may cause injury including analysis of the runner on a treadmill.
  • Gait studies to customize running form and technique.
  • Orthodics for correction of conditions such as excessive pronation or supination.
  • Deep water running/aquatic therapy during the injury/healing period to maintain and improve running fitness.
  • Customized rehabilitation exercise program
  • Training advice to assist in a safe return to running.
  • Therapeutic exercises, manual interventions
  • Guidelines for progressive return to your prior running level

To make an appointment, call: 541-686-3791

Dartfish Gait Analysis

Dartfish Gait Analysis in Eugene OregonWe are proud and excited to bring to the Eugene/Springfield community a program that is state-of-the-art and used by professional athletes, from Olympic runners to race car drivers.  But, it’s not exclusive to the headliners, it can be used by student athletes, and mature patients who want to start moving again and just want to get their lives back.  Its applications are as wide open as the imagination, but at NeuroSpine Institute, we’re starting with a focus on Track Town and those who love to run and walk.

WHAT IS IT?

Dartfish is a state-of-the-art digital video analysis system that can be used to enhance patients’ understanding of the recovery progress in all areas of physical therapy.  It doesn’t lie, what you see, is what you get. It connects two realities; what you think you are doing and what you are actually doing.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The true beauty of this simple concept is that a patient can immediately see what their body is doing and start making a change.  With the process of superimposing clips or by using side-by-side before and after comparisons, a patient can immediately see the progress of the treatment, make the healing process a lot faster and improve the patients’ treatment.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY

Dartfish is a customized program for each patient, thus the patient gets individualized attention.  It is easy to learn and use, which ultimately saves the patient time and money, in limiting the number of sessions required.

BONUS

If you have an I-Phone, you can record video of an athlete, in play and send it to the Dartfish for comparison