Many injuries are often caused by poor biomechanics. Athletes whose sports require a high-level of running and jumping should make sure they have a gait analysis, learn proper locomotive patterns, and use proper footwear to avoid injuries. The most common running injury is patellofemoral pain syndrome (also known as runner’s knee), followed by iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, meniscal injuries of the knee and tibial stress syndrome (shin splints or fractures). According to some estimates, up to 85% of runners are injured every year, yet there is no commonly accepted standard for treatment. Peal Sports Performance Coaching has innumerable success across a variety of sports – including running, swimming, baseball, basketball, soccer, track & field, and field hockey – teaching athletes the proper way to perform their sport specific movements. Problems may also be caused by structural skeletomuscular imbalances or impingements. Peal works with experts in the fields of sports medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry, Active Release Technique and bodywork to provide the optimal treatment care for each individual.
What are the Benefits of Mastering Sports Biomechanics?
- Greater Efficiency – Better use of energy, more stamina
- Injury Prevention – Less chance for the errors that lead to injury of the foot, ankle, Achilles, calf, knee, hip & lower back
- Confidence – Focus on running form making conditioning, distance & time less relevant
- More Speed – Greater angle of deviation which results in less ground contact time
“Tracy Peal is the link all athletes need to stay healthy. His training techniques have enhanced the medical treatments of my athletes.”
– Dr. Lee Cohen, Podiatric Consultant to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Wings