Want us to join your running group?

If you run with a team or organization or even a group of friends, we want to train with you!  We will work with your group to create and provide the support you need, such as on site injury screens, exercise programs, educational workshops for injury prevention and more!  For more information on pricing and packages, please contact us at hello@therapydiasf.com.

RunRX℠

At TherapydiaSF, we promote safe training strategies for improved performance and injury prevention.  As runners, TherapydiaSF PT’s understand your passion for running and are dedicated to helping you achieve all of your goals.  Developed by Sydney James after working with numerous San Francisco running groups and with the evidenced-based RunSafe Clinic at UCSF, RunRx℠ is a comprehensive running assessment designed to identify running mechanics that may predispose a runner to injury and to create a plan to address any altered mechanics. You will undergo a thorough exam of strength, flexibility, movement patterns and running form, combining current technology with other assessment techniques.  After reviewing findings with a physical therapist, each client will receive a personalized assessment and plan. Whether a competitive athlete looking for the next endurance challenge, or brand new to the sport of running, RunRx℠ is appropriate for runners of all levels.

RunRx℠ Assessment-$295
Held at our studio Downtown San Francisco:

  • Assessment of strength, flexibility, neuromuscular control and movement patterns that may contribute to injury or hinder performance
  • Personalized video run analysis
  • Comprehensive explanation of findings with comparison to evidence-based normative data
  • Individualized strategies for run retraining
  • Customized program to increase strength, improve mobility, address neuromuscular control and correct dysfunctional movement patterns.
  • Performance enhancement programs for your specific goals

Online RunRx Assessment-$295
Designed for runners who are outside the San Francisco Bay Area, or those whose schedules make it difficult to visit our studio in San Francisco

  • Personalized video run analysis
  • Identification of inefficient movement patterns that may hinder performance
  • Assessment of movement patterns that may contribute to injury
  • Comprehensive explanation of findings with comparison to evidence-based normative data
  • Individualized strategies for run retraining
  • Customized program to increase strength, improve mobility, address neuromuscular control and correct dysfunctional movement patterns.
  • Performance enhancement programs for your specific goals

Who should have a RunRx℠  assessment? 
Whether a competitive athlete looking for the next endurance challenge, or brand new to the sport of running, RunRx℠ is appropriate for runners of all levels. While we believe that all runners should have their running form assessed, RunRx is especially valuable for runners who:

  •      Have a history of repeated, running-related injuries
  •      Are looking to start a running program
  •      Are hoping to progress beyond their current running routine
  •      Want to ensure that their form and habits are less likely to lead to future injury
  •      Want to run faster and more efficiently

How to prepare for your RunRx℠  assessment
Please bring your completed RunRx℠  information form.  This will be emailed to you prior to your appointment. Please wear:

  •      Shorts or running tights
  •      Fitted shirt or one that you can tuck in
  •      Running shoes-bring all shoes you’d like us to evaluate. We will do our best to see you run in the shoes you bring, if time permits

Online RunRx℠  Assessment

Receive your RunRx℠  video run assessment in four easy steps:

1. Create and submit your running video

How to create your running video

  • Use any recording device such as an iPhone, iPad or a video camera.  You will be recording approximately 5 minutes of video, so make sure you have plenty of space on your device.
  • Ask a friend to help you record, or set the recording device on a tripod at approximately hip level.
  • Please wear shorts or running tights, a fitted shirt or one that you can tuck in, and the shoes you would most like assessed.
  • Run on a treadmill while recording a full body view from the back for 30 seconds and a full body view from the side for 30 seconds.
  •  If you do not have access to a treadmill, have a friend follow you from behind with the camera.  Then have them run alongside to capture your run from the side.  Alternatively, you can capture both shots by yourself;  run towards and away from your camera in 20-30 second intervals. Next, run by your recording device 5 times to capture your stride from the side.
  • Run at a pace you would typically run  3-5 miles.

2. Saving and sending your running video

Dropbox: This free Cloud-based service is a convenient way to store and share large files.  Once you have created your free account and uploaded your video at Dropbox.com, share a link to the video with hello@therapydiasf.com

Email: send your video to hello@therapydiasf.com.  If your video is too long to be emailed, you will need to use the Dropbox option.  Please be sure to include your name and best contact number.

3. Submit payment

Once we have received your video, our office manager will contact you to complete payment.  We accept all major credit cards, cash, or check.

4. Receive results

Your RunRx Assessment summary will be emailed to you within 3 business days.  This will include tips, cues, and exercises from the therapists at TPSF to enhance and improve your running. Once you’ve implemented our ideas and suggestions, let us know how you’re running.  We love hearing running success stories!