Run Pain Free
Imagine running pain-free. Worry-free. Like you did when you were a kid.
It doesn’t have to be this way. As a physical therapist who specializes in running and athletic injuries, I am experienced in identifying biomechanical issues and weaknesses that are likely to lead to injury if not corrected. And the great thing is, strengthening those weak areas can also unlock hidden athletic potential you didn’t even know you had! Instead of playing whack-a-mole, we can work together to uncover the root cause issues – often there is an underlying weakness that is the true culprit behind seemingly disconnected injuries. I’ve heard from triathletes who worked with me for a running problem, and then started hitting new PRs on their bike! Or runners like Karen, who worked hard to strengthen weak glut muscles, and was able to see an instant speed increase for the same effort with the help of a couple of simple cues (check out her whole story here!).
Research has shown that up to 9/10 runners will experience an injury during their running lifetime! Many of those injuries are ones that develop over time; as you train, one or more parts of your body may be being overloaded and overstressed, without you knowing it. Once the pain sets in and becomes uncomfortable enough that you seek treatment, it often means that you’ll need to take weeks, or months off of your training schedule to allow healing. But you don’t have to become one of those statistics. I’ve designed the ‘Bulletproof Runner’ service to identify those weak or overloaded areas before they develop into injuries so that you can stay on the road (or trail!) and enjoy running, worry-free.
So don’t just imagine it; schedule your Bulletproof Runner appointment today and let’s work towards making your dreams a reality!
The Only Huntsville/Madison Clinic Offering Full Video Running Analysis Using Professional Grade Motion Capture Technology
The Bulletproof Runner service is so much more than a basic ‘running analysis’ you may have had at a shoe store.
We start with listening. I will ask you to tell me about your running and injury history, any pain or difficulties you’re currently experiencing, and your running and fitness goals. Once you are comfortable that I understand your story and your goals, we move on to an in-depth, top-to-bottom bio-mechanical examination that includes professional-quality video capture of your running gait from two perspectives to allow three-dimensional analysis of your running mechanics. As a result, you will receive the following:
✅Individualized treatment plan that empowers you to be an active participant by employing the following strategies:
🔶Exercises and training cues to relieve boi-mechanical overload on painful, injured, or at-risk structures, while strengthening any weak areas.
🔶Manual therapy techniques, footwear, and orthotics may be used to enhance treatment when appropriate.
🔶Gait change recommendations may be introduced, with careful consideration
✅Follow-up appointments will be tailored to your unique needs – because each runner is different!
✅I am always just a phone call, e-mail or text away when you have questions along the way!
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