Phase 2: Correct

The correction videos give you a step-by-step explanation of corrective exercises designed to address the failures identified in Phase 1.  Make sure you read this first before starting phase 2. 

Depending on your recommended correction, you may need some or all of the recommended tools:

(as an alternative a tennis/ lacrosse ball, regular foam roller and exercise tubing can be substituted)

Step 1:  Mobility Corrections:  To identify muscular restrictions look for areas of tenderness.  The ACU-Mobility™ Ball (or tennis ball) is then placed on the area of tenderness and the mobility exercise is performed.  If a spot is too tender, use a towel over the  ball to dull its pressure.  Points will decrease in tenderness as the muscle responds to the re-patterning exercise.  Do mobility exercises every other day until points are no longer tender.

Step 2:  Stability Corrections: These running specific strength and stability corrections are designed to progress you through stages of difficulty.  Stability corrections should be done every other day and reassessed every two weeks until you pass all stability assessments.

Step 3:  Once you pass all mobility and stability assessments you are able to move on to PHASE 3: Unify, which will help you incorporate these new skills into your running form. 

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Before you start this program, please note the following things: 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and we hope you enjoy the ACU-Running Program!

Team ACU-Running


Brad Cox Lic.Ac. is a Movement Specialist, ACU-Running Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  He is the co-Founder and CEO of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running.  ACU-Mobility is an educational and mobility products company, dedicated to the development of unique sport specific corrective exercise programs and innovative product design.  Brad has treated hundreds of athletes including: Olympic and world class Runners, Triathletes, Power Lifters, Elite Crossfitters and Professional Strong Men.  He is a consultant and running mechanics expert for TOPO Athletic.  He teaches workshops and seminars on running mechanics, mobility and movement analysis around the U.S.


Dr. Sonia Pasquale D.C., Lic.Ac. is a Chiropractor, Sports Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, Movement Specialist, Nutrition Counselor and Co-Founder of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running systems.  She has specialties in Orthopedics, Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Medicine and Women's Health.  She incorporates advanced Chiropractic and Acupuncture manual techniques to create a unique integrative approach to treatment.  She works with both Elite and Novice athletes to help them achieve their individual physical goals.  She is the Director and co-Owner of Wakefield Wellness Center outside of Boston MA.


Chris Lehman , Lic.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Movement Specialist and ACU-Running Coach.  Chris Specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and functional movement analysis working with all kinds of Athletes.  He focuses on balancing the body through Acupuncture and manual therapies to enhance proper biomechanics with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury prevention.


Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduation she worked for a short time in the Med/Neuro ICU at Moore County Regional Hospital in NC.  Kaitlin has been an avid runner for many years, having completed several road races at both the half marathon and marathon distance, before switching to trail running.  Her love for trail running came from the many long distance hiking trails she has completed, such as the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.  She is excited to share her love for running by being part of the ACU-Mobility team!

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