I had my stride analyzed by RunSmart at Buffalo Rehab Group. After the analysis, I changed the way I swung my arms and drove my knees. My stride is more efficient now as I lost almost six inches of vertical height off each stride and increased my turnover.
I received a number of strengthening and warm up exercises that have become a part of my routine to strengthen my legs and warm up properly to prevent injury. At the beginning of the 2012 cross country season I had nagging knee and ankle trouble. RunSmart exercises along with regular physical therapy appointments helped me to fully recover and stay injury free.
Top 20 NYS Runner
When I started running four years ago, I was unaware of how technical the sport actually was. RunSmart identified my inefficient movement patterns, which I was told yielded slower running and increase risk for injuries. After visiting RunSmart over the summer, I began to incorporate the drills and exercises that were identified to be my specific areas of weakness. I resumed cross country in the fall and beat my PR by over a minute! RunSmart has helped me overcome countless injuries, all awhile helping me avoid even more.