AUSTIN (KXAN) - Most runners at one time or another deal with an injury, but St. David'sHospital has a new way to treat those injuries.
Physical therapists are now taping patients on a treadmill to beable to pinpoint where an injury is located.
"We can videotape certain sections of the body like the knees,feet, hips to see if they are off kilter or if they areknee-knocking or if their foot is rolling inwards," said RachelHarris, physical therapist with St.David’s Rehabilitation Center.
Olivia Orneles, 15, runs track for Vista RidgeHigh School and competes in local events. During the summer,she developed pain in her knee.
Thanks to St. David’s new treatment, Harris was able todetermine which strength exercises would help alleviate the pain.Yet, the number one thing physical therapists recommend doing toavoid injury is changing out running shoes every six months or 300-to 400 miles.
"If you buy a pair of shoes on sale and they have already beensitting on the shelf for six months, the shock is gone," saidHarris. "The EVA has a six-month shelf life. It just wears off onits own."
EVA stands for ethylene and vinyl acetate, which is the foamrubber of the shoe.
Though insurance is helpful, patients do not need it to get theanalysis done, and it costs about $100, which can be paidout-of-pocket. If they require treatment.
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