Sanford POWER Runner’s Clinic

Step up. Step forward.

Running is essential for so many sports and activities, but our bodies don’t always perform at the level we want. The Sanford POWER Runner’s Clinic can diagnose, treat and prevent running injuries in athletes of all ages and abilities.

A team to train you

Our integrated team of sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, strength and conditioning coaches, and sport specialists can help you achieve your specific running goals. Combined with our state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technology, our comprehensive program is unparalleled in the region.

A program like no other

Whether a new or experienced runner or recovering from an injury, we will connect you with the correct type of specialist. Those with injuries will see a physical therapist for an injury evaluation; whereas, performance evaluations are completed by our sports specialists.

At the initial visit, one of our sports specialists or physical therapists gathers information about your health, training and injury history as well as performs a comprehensive physical exam. This exam tests your strength, flexibility, muscular imbalances and pain. Once these are identified, we will work with you one on one to overcome your limits and reach optimal performance faster.

Cutting-edge technology

High-speed 3D cameras and a force plated treadmill are used during your running assessment to provide precise data about the way you are running. The detail shows you what factors may be contributing to your injury or how to improve your running performance. Our running experts will use the recorded data to develop a comprehensive and personalized plan to return you or propel you to optimal levels of performance.

Virtual care options too

You can now go [here] to submit a video of yourself running. One of our sports specialist will watch the film, review what they see and help you virtually.

3D running analysis package

Through a unique 3D running analysis, our experts can evaluate your specific needs and create a personalized program that includes:

  • One-on-one performance assessment with a sports specialist or injury evaluation with a physical therapist
  • Running evaluation on our force-plated treadmill
  • 3D motion capture
  • Follow-up appointment to go over results, running report and treatment options
  • Comprehensive report of results
  • Personalized treatment plan

Program equipment and specialists

  • New force plated treadmill
  • Alter G treadmill
  • 3D motion capture
  • POWER strength and conditioning for runners
  • Recovery and body maintenance services
  • Biomechanist and sports specialist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Physical therapists and body maintenance experts
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Fitness testing: VO2, lactate threshold
  • Heat acclimation training

For more information about the Runner’s Clinic, contact a Sanford POWER Center in your area or check out our performance services page.


POWER Center
Sioux Falls

2215 W. Pentagon Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(605) 312-7800