Biomechanics & Running Programs

Are you ready to run strong, stay pain and injury free, and improve your imbalances? 

Poor mechanics can lead to numerous lower limb injuries as the body attempts to compensate for deficiencies. Whether you’re an athlete, the parent of an athlete or someone who hasn’t worked out in years, it is important to consider a biomechanical evaluation as part of your regimen. Don’t wait until you have an injury before taking the proper precautions and correcting the mechanics that can help you down the road!


Biomechanical Evaluations Performed at Santiago Chiropractic Associates in Lake Hiawatha, NJ. The OptoGait and OptoJump systems are the latest breakthrough in advanced gait analysis, used by Olympians and elite athletes to increase rehabilitation times and improve sporting performance. Thanks to small cameras that can be positioned as desired, the systems allows the recording of images, flight and contact times during a performance with an accuracy of 1/1000 of a second.

Evaluations are beneficial for: rapidly identifying muscular deficiencies, measuring tolerance to various work loads, examining the physical condition of an athlete after an injury to develop specific actions for rehabilitation and progress checking, motivating athletes by giving them tangible proof of the progress made through their chiropractic treatment and/or training, etc.

If you suffer from common ailments such as plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain, Achilles tendonitis, hip, shin or back pain you are a perfect candidate for a biomechanical evaluation. Contact for pricing.


Running Coaching for Beginners Are you a newbie runner who wants to set a goal of finishing your first 5K, 10K or Half Marathon? Have you done a race but want to improve a previous time? Learn the proper mechanics to run efficiently and stay injury-free.

Your program will help you choose the right shoes for your foot type, learn the running fundamentals, and slowly build endurance to finish your race strong and confident. I will discuss proper breathing technique and pre and post run mobility work. I will provide you with a running schedule as well as race-day hydration tips, tips to avoid injury and how to safely incorporate cross training.

My biomechanics background allows me to coach you into being a well-balanced runner with better performance and healthier movement patterns. 5 week minimum program (depending on race).


VIP Coaching Program Offers everything above plus weekly check-ins, nutrition guidance and Fastinista FitCamp workouts sent to you for crosstraining. 5 week minimum program (depending on race).