Running injuries

Specialized treatment for running injuries

Saco Bay's team of sports clinical specialists are trained to help runners prevent injury and improve performance by identifying certain movement patterns that put you at risk.

Our exclusive, evidence-informed Run Safe program can help runners of all levels build strength, endurance and minimize running injuries, so you can achieve your personal best.

How Run Safe Helps

There are more than 40 million runners in the United States.1 More than 45 percent of those athletes experience at least one overuse injury during training,2 with more than 90 percent of those injuries occurring in the toes, feet, ankles, lower and upper legs, knees and hips.3

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The majority of running injuries are non-contact (no traumatic impact, fall or collision) and largely preventable.4 Non-contact injuries typically result from poor biomechanics, decreased flexibility, strength and endurance and improper training techniques.

Run Safe creates a foundation for athletic success. It contains standardized equipment and exercises for you to include in your pre- and post-run routine. The program focuses on:

  • Endurance and performance training
  • Proprioceptive (movement and balance) training
  • Strength and conditioning

Our expert team of licensed physical therapists will work closely with you on improving your movement patterns to avoid running injuries and meet your goals.

The Run Safe Program Includes

Saco Bay’s Run Safe program consists of:

  • Run Safe kit, which contains a drawstring backpack, TheraBand CLX band, TheraBand padded cuffs, and stability trainer
  • Standardized, progressive exercises to ensure optimal outcomes
  • Run Safe app which provides exercise videos and latest research on running injuries and prevention to empower runners through education

At Saco Bay, we want to ensure you cross the finish line and are performing at your maximum potential. Let us help you do that by avoiding running injuries


  1. Messier S, Legault C, Schoenlank C, Newman J, Martin D, Devita P. Risk factors and mechanisms of knee injury in runners. Med Sci Sport Exerc. 40:1873-1879. 2008.
  2. McKean K, Manson N, Stanish W. Musculoskeletal injury in masters runners. Clin J Sports Med. 16:149-154. 2006.
  3. Cipriani D, Swartz J, Hodgson C. Triatholon and the multisport athlete. J Orth Sport Phys Ther. 27:42-50. 1998
  4. Hauret K, Bedno S, Loringer K, Kao T, Mallon T, Jones B. Epidemiology of exercise and sports related injuries in a population of young, physically active adults. Am J Sport Med. 43:2645-2653. 2015.
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