Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of injuries related to running and endurance sports such as triathlon, swimming, Nordic skiing and cycling.

We provide special expertise and cutting-edge techniques in clinical evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation to get you back on the road. Dr. Pearl has a background in track and distance running has cycled competitively and has coached soccer and actively coaches skiing,

Whether you are an experienced or novice athlete with an acute or chronic injury, the Running & Sports Injury Clinic has the tools to put you on the road to recovery.

We treat:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Back pain as it relates to lower extremity
  • Foot and heel pain
  • Hip pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IBS)
  • Knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)

We offer the following services:

  • Extensive history and physical examination
  • Biomechanical evaluation to detect musculoskeletal asymmetries
  • Individualized exercise prescription to address biomechanical abnormalities
  • Footwear analysis and running shoe prescription

Running Video Analysis

Evaluating movement as part of our exam can add a lot of clinical information, as well as provide our patients an opportunity to give feedback. It should serve to amplify, but not replace, our clinical exam. Another benefit is getting initial feedback on our orthotic, bracing and other clinical interventions. It is optimum to observe front, back and side views if possible. It is easier to film walking and running on a treadmill, but it is not essential.

Richard Blake, DPM’s book series, Practical Biomechanics for the Podiatrist, provides a great outline of walking analysis from head to toe. It helps to video record walking or running and view key findings with your patient. A narrow hallway is a challenge for a longer side view. If you can film outside, filming from the side is much easier. When watching runners it is efficient if the hands come back to the middle of the side of the upper torso area. When your arms pull back, your elbows should be angled outside, and the back of your wrists should brush by your shirt as you pull back in distance running. Sprinting requires the elbows to be tucked in closer.

You can set up a set up appointment for video analysis of your running. Bring your running shoes. You will receive a copy of the video after Dr. Pearl reviews the information with you.