Running through pain? Injuries preventing you from racing or meeting your running goals? Physical therapy can help you stay on the road or trail and get to the finish line.
Your PT is a Runner and a Coach
Amy is a runner, coach and licensed physical therapist with a passion for all things running. This marriage of her experience and love of running with her degree in physical therapy enables her to provide a much needed service to the running community: injury prevention and the rehabilitation of injured runners.
Amy "gets" the runner because she is one. She understands the injured runner because, well, she's not only treated injured runners but she has been one a few too many times herself. She knows first hand the frustration of not being able to run or coming short of the starting line after a long hard training season.
Runners come in all shapes, sizes and speeds. Some are young, some are mature, some are elite and others run for beer. So treatment and prevention of injury doesn't come in one formula. That is where Amy gets personal and creative!
Treatment depends upon the person, goals, nature and stage of an injury. Treatment may include:
- Evaluation of strength, flexibility and functional movement
- Video analysis of running form
- Analysis and modification of training program
- Manual therapy such as Active Release Technique, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Functional Movement Reaction or Joint Mobilization
- Functional Therapeutic exercise
- Aquatic therapy
Amy sees patients M-F between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Sport+Spine.
You don't have to be injured to see Amy! If you are not currently injured, but have a history of injury or want to actively prevent injury, consider seeing Amy as a performance client at Sport+Spine. Sessions are 1:1 for one hour. Several packages are available.
If you have a physical therapy question for Amy, reach out to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While training for a race this past spring, I started experiencing some knee pain. I took some time off from running, but when things didn’t improve I went to PT. I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first about physical therapy because I didn’t think my injury was that bad. However, I chose to see Amy for PT because I knew she specialized in treating running injuries and I wanted to get back on track as soon as possible. I’m convinced now that this is the best decision I could have made and my only regret is not pursing it sooner. During the past few months, Amy has taken the time to get to know me, and has approached my therapy with my specific needs and goals in mind. Most importantly, she has diligently worked towards identifying the underlying cause of the issue and correcting it as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Thanks to Amy’s expertise and encouragement I’m back on track to tackle my goal of completing a marathon! I would wholeheartedly recommend Amy to any runner, whether a road warrior training for marathons or a novice who makes running a part of his or her exercise regimen - SL