Running Program

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Running Program at Boston Children's HospitalSince 35 to 75 percent of runners each year need medical treatment for running-related injuries, preventive action is imperative. The Running Program at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Sports Medicine is staffed by a specialized team of physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, dietitians and podiatrists, and focuses on enhanced performance and injury prevention for runners.

As a part of our comprehensive evaluation, each participant, ranging from novice to seasoned athlete, rotates through four stations:

  • Gait (running motion) analysis
  • Strength and flexibility analysis
  • Nutrition analysis
  • Analysis of unique structures of your feet

After participants rotate through each station, the team collaborates to develop an individualized assessment of each runner, utilizing the expertise of our staff members and technologies such as the Quintic® motion-analysis software with video capture (to aid in biomechanical—or how the body moves—analysis) and RunSafe®  (to aid in assessments), allowing for a complete, balanced and customized analysis.

Injured Runners Clinic

While the Running Program will completely assess the needs of most runners, injured runners can receive injury-specific care at the Injured Runners Clinic.

Program in-depth

Running Program at Boston Children's HospitalThe Running Program is held Tuesday evenings at The Micheli Center (9 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453).

Evaluations Entail

  • Gait (running motion) analysis
  • Strength and flexibility analysis
  • Nutrition analysis
  • Analysis of unique structures of your feet

Program Takeaways

  • Personalized running analysis
  • Report card with suggestions to improve your running experience
  • Running program synthetic shirt
  • DVD of gait station

Pricing

The comprehensive running analysis costs $225. Payment is due at the time of scheduling, and is not typically covered by insurance; however, some flexible spending plans may cover the cost, so please check with your insurance representative.

Disclaimer

The Running Program is meant to help enhance performance and prevent injuries for runners, but it does not screen for any other medical problems. Before attending the program, ask your primary care physician if you need safety tests or any other special considerations.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or to request more information, please contact The Micheli Center at:

Phone: 781-373-2760
Email: info@themichelicenter.com

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you have to cancel your Running Program evaluation the following policy applies:

Days Prior to Evaluation

Refund Amount

1 to 2 days

None

3 to 6 days

50 percent

7 or more days

100 percent

You will be notified in the event Boston Children's Hospital is forced to cancel the Running Program for inclement weather or for any other reason. In theses cases, you will be give the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.

Payment

Payment of $225 is required when scheduling your appointment. Should you choose to pay cash or check, the Division of Sports Medicine will take your credit card information when scheduling but will not charge the account if cash or check is received during check in.

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