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Spaulding National Running Center

Helping Patient Move Smarter, Faster and Better

Welcome to the Spaulding National Running Center

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.

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.

Learn more about our metholody, research and open studies.  

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Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Director of Spaulding National Running Center
Learn more about Dr. Davis and the Spaulding National Running Center

Spaulding National Running Center In the News

  • National Running Center in the New York Times

    Why We Get Running Injuries (And How to Prevent Them)

    Read the New York Times article of a recent study published by Spaulding National Running Center’s Irene Davis on how we can prevent running injuries.

  • Spaulding National Running Center in Runners World

    What Runners Need to Know About Missing Their Periods

    Great information for female runners in new Runner's World article with Dr. Adam Tenforde of the Spaulding National Running Center and Harvard Medical School.

  • NBC News Features the Running Center

    Boston Hospital Helping Elite Athletes Prevent Injuries

    The Spaulding National Running Center's innovative gait retraining program helping elite athletes prevent injuries.