Runners are passionate about running. For them it's not just exercise, it's a sport that requires skill and dedication. Whether you're into competitions, want to reap health benefits, or just enjoy the sheer pleasure of moving, you know that improving your form and performance is an ongoing goal. Now Saucony, one of the giants in the running shoe market, has developed an application for mobile phones that allows for self-assessment in stance, mobility, stability, stride, and power.
This interactive program, Saucony Stride Lab App, gives you an accurate analysis of your form and determines the areas that need to be addressed to improve.
Developed by a physical therapist, Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS, recognized internationally as a leader in biomechanical analysis, the app gives you the advantage of his expertise in your palm.
It gives the runner a five point program by:
- Measuring you through pictures and video to record physical data points and determine areas where improvement can be achieved.
- Customizing an individual plan of exercises and drills designed to address the things that are holding you back.
- Monitoring your progress as you run and implement the prescribed movements
- Rewarding you with points for diligence in doing the work your "coach" has given to make
- Advancing with assessments of your progress at periodic intervals, tracking changes, and adjusting your exercises and drills accordingly.
Faithfully adhering to the advice from your "personal physical therapist app" will yield real world results. Currently it is for Apple only, and not compatible for Android devices.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 34% increase in the need for physical therapists in the next eight years. To find out what positions are available for PTs and Physical Therapy Assistants, contact us today.
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