Running Injury Prevention Screening

Also known as: functional movement screening.

What is a running injury prevention screening?

Running injury prevention screening is a program designed to prevent injuries in runners. It involves identifying areas of weakness in a runner’s muscles and joints, or in their running technique or form, and recommending
potential solutions.

What happens during the procedure?

The runner will be thoroughly assessed in potential areas of injury by trained physical therapists or other medical professionals. The medical team may have the runners perform exercises or work through their typical range of motion for the sport while they make the assessment. Based on these motions, the medical professionals can identify problem areas and recommend exercises or changes in form to prevent those injuries.

Is any special preparation needed? 

No special preparation is needed for the tests.

What are the risk factors?

Even after running injury prevention screening, there is still a risk that a runner can become injured during activity.

Reviewed by: Lauren Butler, PT, DPT, SCS

This page was last updated on: April 06, 2021 10:13 AM

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