Who we are
The Spaulding National Running Center is one of the premiere centers in the United States devoted exclusively to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of running injuries in runners of all ages and abilities. Located on the campus of Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Running Center provides evidence-based clinical care developed from over 25 years of running research. For each client, the Center's sports medicine team conducts an extensive physical evaluation and uses state-of-the-art technology that includes video and force analysis of the running gait pattern. Based on the results, runners are prescribed a customized treatment plan that includes strength and flexibility training, and if needed, an individualized gait retraining program designed to address faulty running mechanics. The scientists at the Center are studying new innovations, including mobile monitoring systems that provide feedback to the sports medicine team about how clients run in their natural environments. The Spaulding National Running Center is a national and international training site for post-doctoral and doctoral students, medical residents and fellows, and scientists from many disciplines.