Running Program at UH in Cleveland and the Surrounding Areas

Running 101 for Beginners

Always wanted to run a 5K, but didn’t know where to start? Running 101 is a University Hospitals Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine goal-oriented running program with running trainers to help any person go from walking to running.

This 10-week multidisciplinary, comprehensive program includes:

  • An initial screening by UH physical therapists who are running specialists to assess:
    • Strength
    • Flexibility
    • Video gait analysis
    • Identify risk factors for injuries
    • General fitness level
  • Program guidance to minimize training errors
  • Nutrition consult with UH sports nutritionist
  • Consult with local shoe vendors on proper footwear, fit and orthotics
  • Interaction (as able) with local personal trainers to aide in workouts and training
  • Day-by-day detailed program of walking, running and rest
  • On-going availability of UH running specialists to answer questions or address concerns
  • Culminates in a local or UH sponsored 5K race

Running 210 for Advanced Runners

Already a runner? Running 210 and Phase II Running Program for the occasional runner to the seasoned marathoner. This running program addresses current injuries or prevention of injury through:

  • Comprehensive running evaluation by a UH physical therapist running specialist:
    • Whole body evaluation
    • Identify impairments, faulty mechanics and other potential causes of injury
    • Video running analysis
  • Formal rehabilitation program
  • Addresses your specific intrinsic, extrinsic and structural factors
  • In-clinic and at home therapies:
    • RACE program (running and conditioning exercises)
    • Running-specific exercises and drills
    • Ballistic, agility and plyometric exercises
  • Return-to-running program
  • Training schedule to resume normal running activities

If you have additional questions, please call one of our running specialists at the location nearest you.

Running Program Locations in the Greater Cleveland Area

UH Avon Health Center

1997 Healthway Drive, Suite 202 Avon, OH 44011


UH Cleveland Medical Center
Bolwell Health Center

11100 Euclid Avenue Suite 4100 Cleveland, OH 44106


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UH Mayfield Village Health Center

730 SOM Center Road Suite 330 Mayfield Heights, OH 44143


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UH Mentor Health Center

9000 Mentor Avenue Suite 206 Mentor, OH 44060


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UH St. John Medical Center
Westlake Family Health Building

26908 Detroit Road Suite 300 Westlake, OH 44145


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UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Boulevard Suite 201 Twinsburg, OH 44087


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