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Marathon employs a variety of tests, interventions, and services to enhance the athletic performance of individuals and teams engaged in professional, amateur competitive or recreational athletic endeavors. Our skilled and multidisciplinary team will work with you to meet your performance goals in a plan that is tailored to you or your team.

Packages:

Race Special: Combine Functional Movement Screen & Video Gait Analysis for $75 (normally $150).

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"I can't thank you enough for the wonderful care I received while going to you! I feel so good and I owe it all to you!"

Sharon

Video Gait Analysis

Gait is the way we move our whole body from one point to another. Gait analysis is a method used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanical abnormalities.

Being able to move efficiently is important in avoiding injuries. Having joints capable of providing sufficient movement and muscles capable of producing sufficient force is vital to generate an efficient gait cycle

Examples of biomechanical abnormalities include:

Marathon’s Video Gait Analysis involves walking or running on a treadmill utilizing a video camera to record film of your gait cycle. This will then be viewed in slow motion and freeze frames to carefully assess your running or walking style.

Completing a Video Gait Analysis will:

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Gait analysis

Blood Lactate Threshold Profile

The Blood Lactate Test is the gold standard used by elite endurance athletes to determine optimal training intensities and is the most effective way to track the progress of cardiovascular training.

Lactate is a metabolic by-product of muscle metabolism. Research suggests that blood lactate response to exercise is a better predictor of endurance performance than VO2 max (Bishop et al, 1998). Measuring the response of other physiological markers during exercise, such as blood lactate data and an estimation of velocity or load and heart rate at lactate threshold, are common practice in laboratory and field-based settings to examine the effects of training on aerobic fitness and to recommend appropriate training intensities.

A lactate threshold test is conducted on treadmill or computrainer. A gradually increase the speed or wattage occurs every three minutes. After each three-minute stage, blood is taken from a finger prick and the blood lactate and heart rate are recorded. This process continues until a significant increase in blood lactate is observed from one stage to the next (lactate threshold)

Blood Lactate testing provides heart rate training zones based on your lactate threshold and is helpful at all levels and stages of training. Testing done at the beginning of your season or when you are starting helps to guide your training. Testing done throughout your training ensures that you are progressing and improving.

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Blood lactate threshold profile examination

Respiratory Efficiency Evaluation

A respiratory efficiency evaluation integrates the knowledge of respiratory chemistry with the mechanics of breathing. Identifying respiratory deficiencies and applying training techniques will allow you to perform at your greatest potential.

Oxygen concentration and glucose supply in the brain can be reduced by 50% through decreased blood flow as a result of CO2 deficit. Further, the blood alkalosis means that hemoglobin is less inclined to distribute oxygen actually present in the brain. Thus, together the net effect of reduced blood flow and disinclined hemoglobin is a major reduction in oxygen supply.

Compromising the blood buffering system (i.e., reduced capacity to regulate acidosis) means reduced physical capacity and endurance, ranging from limiting athletes in their pursuit of achieving peak levels of physical performance, to contributing to the incapacitation of individuals with fatigue and unable to perform the simplest of tasks without exhausting their supply of buffers.

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Respirotory efficiency evaluation

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