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Running Athletes

Running Athletes

Monitor your body for proper movement, receive custom footbeds, check the functionality of your knees, analyze your running, and more.

To schedule any of the below services,

call 530.539.6675

Bridge Program, $300 for 8 sessions

The Bridge Program is geared toward clients who wish to enhance their physical performance post rehabilitation. A trainer will design a sport specific exercise training program that will mitigate the client’s performance for their return to sport/activity. Athletes can utilize this program to improve strength, agility, and proprioception. As needed, the trainer will consult the designated client’s physical/occupational therapist and/or physician for programming guidance.

Running Video Analysis, $350 for 2 sessions

Gait analysis is the systematic study of human motion, using the eye and the brain of an observer, augmented by instrumentation for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles. The OptoGait video analysis and biofeedback system is utilized to measure and analyze gait abnormalities. The OptoGait system uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) communicating on infrared frequency for optical detection. The OptoGait system and video cameras are utilized to synchronize numerical data and record running images in order to qualitatively and quantitatively measure a runner's movement. Video gait analysis is used to qualitatively compare right and left legs initial foot strike at 1000 frames per second, midstance focusing on pronation and supination motions, and propulsion phase. The quantitative factors assess aberrant motions and gait parameters highlighting initial contact, contact time, flight time, step length, and cadence. Utilizing the OptoGait data, video cameras, and the musculoskeletal evaluation findings, the physical therapist can identify unique movements and determine abnormal gait patterns and issues causing inefficient running biomechanics. Biofeedback training can be implemented to correct any deviations observed in running and the physical therapist will discuss strategies to successfully modify running gait. The overall goal is to improve running mechanics.

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Complete this running video analysis form prior to your appointment.

Complete Form


VO2 Max, $250 for 2 sessions of Resting Metabolic Rate and VO2 Max or $200 for 2 sessions of VO2 Max only

VO2 Max testing is geared toward clients who are interested in completing a cardio fitness assessment that measures peak oxygen consumption, calories burned at different heart rates, aerobic and anaerobic threshold, as well as target intensity zones. A VO2 test measures the amount of oxygen the body uses at different exertion levels while exercising on a bike or treadmill.



Lower Extremity Testing, $200 for a 5-6 month testing protocol

The Lower Extremity Testing helps assess leg symmetry after an injury to determine an athlete’s readiness to return to play. The testing assesses balance, agility, and strength with movement screens, force plates, the Optojump system, and Wattbike.


Custom Footbeds, $350, $250 for each additional pair

Custom footbeds are orthopedic devices used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders. The purpose of an orthotic is to control how the foot strikes the ground, absorb shock, increase support, and reduce stress in the foot. Conditions managed by foot orthotics include: plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, neuromas, IT Band pain, knee pain, shin splints, arch pain, hip pain, and lower back pain. FASTECH Lab Service is the system utilized for the direct mold orthotic program.

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Complete this orthotic intake form prior to your appointment.

Complete Intake Form


Alter-G, $200 for 10 sessions

The Alter-G is geared toward clients who are seeking an opportunity to train at a higher level. The Alter G can be utilized for performance therapy by including over-speed training (8%-13% faster than fastest speed), interval training (30 second speed repeats/1 min slow jog), and hill training (up to 15% incline). Over-speed training with a faster leg turn-over un-weighted allows for fast-twitch fibers to be recruited more easily in a weighted environment via muscle memory. The Alter-G is also useful for clients who are looking for reduced impact training and conditioning or weight control and reduction while strengthening and improving coordination of muscles protecting surrounding joints. Athletes looking to increase their speed or recover from a hard training session have seen that training on the Alter-G has helped them achieve their overall fitness goals. The Alter G Pro 200 allows for video recording of athletes’ walking or running form and can be replayed at slower speeds to analyze biomechanics easier.


Laser Therapy, $300 for 11 treatments (10 treatments + 1 free), $175 for 5 treatments, or $50 for 1 treatment

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is scientifically proven and FDA cleared to reduce pain and restore mobility. The LightForce class IV laser emits energy in the infrared spectrum deep into tissues where it can utilize your body's own healing powers by stimulating additional cellular activity. Laser therapy generates a photochemical response in damaged tissue via photobiomodulation—a process that stimulates healing on a cellular level by enabling cells to more rapidly produce energy (ATP). Laser therapy treatments are safe, painless, and fast. Treatments generally take 8-15 minutes and patients typically see results after 3-5 treatment sessions. Despite fast treatment times, laser treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. The class IV laser is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-op pain.

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Complete this laser therapy consent form prior to your appointment.

Complete Consent Form


Wingate Test, $75 for test, exercise program prescription and demonstration

A Wingate Test is a 30 second all out sprint performed on our Excalibur Sport Lode Ergometer. This mechanically braked cycle is renowned worldwide as the gold standard in ergometry. The rider is instructed to pedal as fast as possible while the torque remains constant at a rate depending on the body weight. Power = Torque x velocity. Wingate testing is appropriate for individuals who are interested in finding out about their anaerobic power. Anaerobic power is a reflection of how efficiently the body’s energy system of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and phosphocreatine (PCr) pathways work. This energy system gives you high power for short durations.

Pedal Force Measurement is included with the Wingate Test

The Lode Ergometer has built-in modified strain gauge technology that measures forces exerted on the pedals during exercise and is supplied with angle detection. Forces, power, and torque results per 2 degrees of each revolution and efficiency calculations are monitored and recorded while the client cycles. This can help identify which leg is dominant and at which angles the client is able to produce the most power.