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Setting Standards for Medically-Based Running Analysis

Vincent, Heather K. PhD, FACSM1,2; Herman, Daniel C. MD, PhD1,2; Lear-Barnes, Leslie PT, PhD3; Barnes, Robert PhD1; Chen, Cong MS1,2; Greenberg, Scott DPT2,3; Vincent, Kevin R. MD, PhD, FACSM1,2

doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000071
Exercise is Medicine

Setting standards for medically based running analyses is necessary to ensure that runners receive a high-quality service from practitioners. Medical and training history, physical and functional tests, and motion analysis of running at self-selected and faster speeds are key features of a comprehensive analysis. Self-reported history and movement symmetry are critical factors that require follow-up therapy or long-term management. Pain or injury is typically the result of a functional deficit above or below the site along the kinematic chain.

1Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Interdisciplinary Center for Musculoskeletal Training and Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 2Sports Performance Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and 3Shands Physical Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Address for correspondence: Heather K. Vincent, PhD, FACSM, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Research, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute, University of Florida, P.O. Box 112727, Gainesville, FL 32611; E-mail:

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