Endurance training programs are designed to prepare returning and in-training athletes for prolonged aerobic competition.Training should be gradually progressed and carefully monitored with the end goal of adaptation to long duration activities. For adaptation to occur, an athlete has to be pushed to the edge of of their physical limits, the “ broken down to be built up” philosophy. Often there is a fine line between being well trained and “race ready”, versus training over use and injury.

Achieve specializes in treating endurance sports athletes including marathoners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. Our clinicians have extensive experience treating athletes of varying ages and levels; ranging from age group to professional athletes. We work with coaches, high school programs, competitive swim clubs, track and cross country programs, as well as developmental cycling organizations.

The special and advanced techniques we provide give the athletes a leading edge for prevention, treatment and health. Clinicians are trained in specialized techniques such as:

  • A.R.T
  • Graston
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Myofascial Release
  • and more to safely and timely return athletes to training.

We have a full range of services:

  • biomechanics analysis
  • including gait evaluations
  • AlterG training
  • return to sport program creation
  • sport-specific strength and flexibility programs
  • off-season strength and core stability programs
  • and posture/stroke analysis

Club sponsorship:

  • includes working directly with club or store owners to provide concierge medical services for clients
  • club members to include treatment
  • guidance toward endurance-friendly physicians
  • medical staff support for racing and travel
  • injury screens
  • analysis within 24 hours
  • creation of prevention and strength programs

The holistic care approach includes:

  • nutrition
  • psychology
  • education on sport mechanics
  • and more
Gait Evaluation

Although walking may seem like one of the most basic tasks in the day, it is actually a very complex interaction of nearly every joint and muscle in the body. During a gait evaluation (either walking or running), therapists use in-depth training in biomechanics to analyze the kinetics and kinematics of the major joints of the trunk, spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity to assess for a possible source of pain or dysfunction. By observing gait deviations the therapist can then test for reasons why the deviation may be occurring; for example, why the abnormal position of your left foot may be contributing to your right shoulder pain during running. This sets the foundation for a treatment plan to be developed that will maximize function while minimizing compensatory strategies, thereby reducing discomfort and dysfunction. Some clinics are equipped for video gait analysis, where the therapist can show your improvement over the course of your treatment. Whether you are a seasoned marathon runner, recovering from a stroke, or an individual with chronic low back pain, a gait evaluation can play a vital role in your therapy and returning to your prior level of function.

Location(s): Burr Ridge, Naperville