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The UCSF RunSafe Clinic offers comprehensive running assessments to runners of all levels, from the novice to the seasoned competitor. Our sports medicine specialists provide counseling and a biomechanical analysis of your running and training patterns to help you learn to prevent injuries and practice safe training methods.

RunSafe is a self-pay clinic, which means it is not covered by health insurance. The cost for an assessment is $349.

Any patient is welcome to make an appointment. No referral is needed.

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Your RunSafe assessment will take about two hours. During the appointment, you'll be evaluated by each member of our team, including a biomechanist (a specialist in physical movement), physical therapist, sports dietitian and specialists in orthotics and prosthetics.

Based on your assessment, you'll receive a report with detailed findings and recommendations on how to improve your running and training, including pictures of suggested exercises and training drills. You'll also receive a video of your running gait analysis. Your assessment will include:

  • Video gait analysis. Our highly trained biomechanists will evaluate your running biomechanics from multiple camera angles with motion analysis software.
  • Strength and flexibility assessment. Our physical therapist will evaluate your functional strength and flexibility, using focused assessment techniques.
  • Nutritional analysis and counseling. Our registered sports medicine dietitian will discuss your nutritional habits and make personalized recommendations that support your athletic goals.
  • Foot dynamics and footwear assessment. Certified orthotics and prosthetics experts or other sports medicine specialists will assess your foot shape and dynamics, as well as your footwear.
  • Debriefing and recommendations. We'll discuss the results with you and provide a personalized report card, outlining the findings and recommendations from our team.

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