Topo Athletic ACU Running
Topo Athletic ACU Running

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. Many are available from ACUMOBILITY.

  • ACU-Mobility Ball
  • Resistance band
  • Functional movement band
  • Eclipse Foam Roller
  • Yoga block (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.