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Who We Are:

Learn more about Spark Physical Therapy and Healthy Runner coaching and how we can help you!

How Can You Help Me?

Get down to the root cause of your pain or training sticking point so you can become an injury free runner and crush your running goal!
Healthy Runner Coaching
  • Get your running SPARK back with 1:1 coaching with Dr. Duane
  • Run, body, performance assessment
  • Restore fundamental running movement patterns
  • Rebuild a stronger, resilient running body
  • Retrain a robust running form
  • Crush-it level performance training!
Injured Runner Rehabilitation
  • In person or online virtual telehealth services
  • Get back to hitting the pavement and improving your health
  • Comprehensive running assessment
  • Running specific treatment plan
  • Return to running program to prevent reinjury
  • Conquer that personal best on your next race
Strength Program For Runners
  • Run specific total workouts to do in your home or gym
  • Get in control and take the guesswork out with simple videos and spreadsheets with 6 custom run specific workouts
  • Get the workout plan, exercises, and structure to improve YOUR confidence and strength for running
Team Healthy Runner Training
  • A half marathon training program for your running and life…
  • Get the run plan, exercises, structure and support to run 13.1
  • Get the motivation, accountability, and special content from our team of Healthy Runner coaches
  • Feel. Good. Again.

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About Us

SPARK Physical Therapy and the Healthy Runner Community was founded with the vision of good health and an active lifestyle for our clients. Our mission is to change the traditional thinking that running causes “overuse injuries” and you must “take a break” in order to get better.  Through run specific training (exercises and running progression) you can build your body to become a strong and resilient runner so you can stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

An active lifestyle can help you stay healthy and live a pain free life.  At SPARK Physical Therapy and the Healthy Runner Community, our goal is to help our clients achieve this high performance active lifestyle through in-person clinic session or virtually anywhere in the world. You could be a runner starting a couch to 5k program, completing your first half marathon, or aspiring to run a Boston qualifier.  We can help you improve your confidence and strength for running to accomplish your goals through our programs, coaching, and virtual rehab.

Proud to be the running health support system and go to resource for runners, coaches, and trainers from all over the world. We have our clients’ best interest in mind by constantly creating and sharing new podcast episodes, YouTube videos, and blog posts to help runners improve their confidence and strength for running.  Through our programs, coaching, and virtual rehab, we have helped thousands of runners crush their goals, hitting personal bests over the years.

 

SPARK is 5-Star Rated Physical Therapy!

 

 

 

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Our Partnerships, Programs, & Free E-books

“I suffered from IT band syndrome for four years before seeing Dr. Scotti in April 2020. Before then, I couldn’t run more than about 10 minutes without stabbing pain near my left knee. I’d seen various orthopedists, physical therapists, and chiropractors looking for some relief. My career needed me to run a mile and a half within a certain amount of time, and it was impossible to do so with the knee pain. I saw Dr. Scotti and he immediately got to work! That first visit, he helped me understand the anatomy and underlying cause of my knee pain (aka IT Band syndrome). Once I understood what was happening, the course of treatment made so much sense. Not only did he have online videos of all the recommended exercises to treat the problem, his “healthy runner” Facebook group, Podcast, and YouTube videos held a wealth of information and supplemented my plan. I soon understood that running wasn’t just a casual hobby – it’s a sport and one that deserves dedication and focus. Without his dedication to the sport and his community, I wouldn’t have realized this! Over the next few months, I had many ups and downs – victories and failures – and even some tears! Two steps forward and one step back. Dr. Scotti always checked in between appointments and tweaked my plan if needed. By August, I was regularly running 3-4 miles with barely any pain! If I did get pain, it was because my dedication and focus were lacking – and I quickly picked it back up and overcame. I’m so thankful I took another chance at having my knee looked at and trusted someone else. I run regularly now and am really enjoying it. I can’t thank Dr. Scotti enough and would highly recommend him to anyone having trouble.”

Tracy G.

“I’d been dealing with Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) for about 4 years and had been doing PT, but still had lingering pains. I just figured I’d have to suck it up and deal with it because that was as good as I was going to get. But then, I came across a podcast of Duane being interviewed by Jason Fitzgerald on PHT and how he overcame the injury, and my curiosity was piqued. I met with him virtually and he has been a GODSEND! I’m able to sit as I type this! I can bend over and get in and out of cars without pain! And, I’m RUNNING again!!! It is amazing to be able to do things that I haven’t been able to do without pain since 2016!!! Thank you so much Duane for being an incredible PT!!”

Michelle D.

“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”

Kendyl R.

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