Marathon Training Set to Begin: Accelerated Going the Distance with Runners

Jun 15, 2012, 12:42 ET from Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers

CHICAGO, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers understands that running a marathon does not come without months of training; and months of training often result in injuries. So as tens of thousands of athletes begin their training this month for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Accelerated is prepared with a wide range of programs and specialized services to take runners all the way to the finish line.


Some runners have chronic injuries that just won't go away; others have trouble meeting their running goals due to injury after injury; while some athletes are unsure about their running forms. Dartfish ProSuite—a state-of-the-art movement analysis software—has proven beneficial in helping to solve many of these challenges; in fact, sometimes much faster than conventional physical therapy alone.

Like many of the world's largest sports organizations and almost all of the U.S. Olympic teams, Accelerated has embraced Dartfish technology, and has successfully integrated it into the training and rehabilitation of its clients. Dartfish, available at many of the Accelerated clinics, may be used for qualitative and quantitative movement analysis, gait analysis, muscle imbalance assessment, injury prevention, ergonomics, as well as performance and fitness testing.

With the individualized touch of Dartfish, Accelerated clinicians' explanations are "illustrated" with video, helping patients better understand the conditions, movement dysfunction, as well as weaknesses and flexibilities. Also with Dartfish, clips may be superimposed; or side-by-side comparisons with before and after shots may be used to instantly view the progress of training and treatment.

"Accelerated is serious about the care we deliver to our patients," said Liz Yerly, Dartfish Program Head. "Dartfish is an essential component of our sports medicine services, which are unparalleled in the industry. Along with technology like Dartfish, our highly skilled clinicians possess first-hand knowledge and experience related to the exact training and health care needs involved in athletics and fitness. We always 'put patients first,' as our top priority is to help our patients achieve their goals and stay healthy—from start to finish."

Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a premier provider of a wide array of comprehensive patient services and specialized rehabilitation programs. Since 1989, Accelerated has grown to over 230 outpatient rehabilitation centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Arizona, becoming the top choice for many professional athletes, large employers, and busy professionals. For more information, call 877-97-REHAB, or visit

Contact: Kim Rosenlund, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, 708-539-9446

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