What Is IdealRun?

Turn Your Run Into Your IdealRun

IdealRun is an online running gait analysis. Sounds simple, but it melds the personal expertise of a Doctor of Physical Therapy with high tech technology to provide you with insight and recommendations that help prevent or alleviate pain and injury and improve your running.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Eric Schweitzer, DPT has treated runners at every level. He and his team will personally review your running video and provide exercises and drills that can be done at home without a lot of extra equipment.

The process for submitting a video is simple – you can use your smart phone or a handheld video recorder to take short 15-second clips. Then using your phone or computer you can easily upload the videos through a secure portal.

Whether you’re an elite athlete, have just started running, or enjoy a run as part of your fitness routine, IdealRun can make a difference.


About Dr. Eric Schweitzer, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marathoner, Triathlete
Eric Schweitzer, DPT

Eric Schweitzer, DPT

IdealRun Founder

Eric Schweitzer – a Doctor of Physical Therapy, author, professor, runner and triathlete – has practiced physical therapy for more than 15 years. He runs a successful physical therapy practice, Premier Physical Therapy, located in Clearwater, Florida; an outpost practice in St. Petersburg called Run N Fit; and is the founder of IdealRun a personalized online running gait analysis.

Eric is an expert in running science and has long seen patients with running injuries or pain. He is truly a pioneer in the area of running science, creating a system of gait analyses and recommended drills and exercises that have given his patients the ability to continue running, prevent future injury and enhance their running. Through IdealRun, he has been able to offer this analysis to athletes across the country.

Eric knows what it’s like to suffer a running injury. In 2012, he suffered a potentially running career ending injury after stepping into a hole during a mud run. But using his therapy and techniques, he was able to rehabilitate himself and continues to be able to race, most recently completing the Sugarloaf Marathon.

Eric is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy and earned his doctorate in physical therapy and a certification in manual therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

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