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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 lifelong 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 community focused team program for your running and life…
  • Get the run plan, exercises, structure and support to hit your running goals
  • Get the motivation, accountability, and special content from our team of Healthy Runner coaches
  • Feel. Good. Again.

get the help you need andget moving!

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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 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.

In April, I was diagnosed with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, or PHT. If you haven’t heard of it or experienced it, let me tell you…it’s a real pain in the BUTT! Not only did it derail my training (I’m a runner/cyclist), simply sitting for more than 10 minutes at a time was unbearable. There’s very little research out there on this injury and finding credible information on how to effectively treat was difficult. The initial advice I got from my ortho was to stop running, rest, and stretch. This did absolutely nothing to improve my symptoms or help me get back to running. In fact, stretching made it worse! I also tried massage, dry needling, shockwave therapy…nada. In September, I stumbled on a podcast with Duane where he spoke in depth about his own experience with PHT and how he beat it, and how he helped others overcome this stubborn injury. I was also intrigued by his philosophy of not having to give up the sport you love while recovering from injury. I contacted Duane for a consult and have been working with him on a customized, structured program focused on progressive loading of the hamstring tendon and supporting muscles WITHOUT giving up running! Gradually, my pain began to lessen and my strength has continued to increase. I am now running four days a week and am closer than at any point in the past 8 months to putting this injury in the rearview mirror for good. I’m looking forward to getting back to structured training and racing again in 2021…an unimaginable goal two months ago. Duane is awesome! His techniques and approach to injury rehab and prevention work. If you’re an athlete who has struggled with injuries that constantly disrupt your training, Duane is your guy!

Tim U.

Working with Duane has been a game-changer for my running. I’ve been in an endless cycle of injuries for the past five years and needed to make a change.

I connected with Duane through his Healthy Runner Facebook group, and then we began our virtual physical therapy visits. Virtual sessions work great for me because I’m constantly traveling and can access care wherever I reside. Even though I’m not in the clinic, I still receive the same quality of experience!

The best part is Duane is a physical therapist, runner, and coach, so he understands how important running is for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being! If you want to become a stronger, healthier, and faster runner, look no further!

Jenn H.

Blog

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An Interview with Healthy Runner Founder Dr. Duane Scotti
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    EPISODE 100 is here! This week we are turning the tables and our behind the scenes podcast editor Allie Eldridge takes to the mic to interview the one and only, founder of SPARK Healthy Runner, Dr. Duane Scotti!   We are so excited to have Duane on the other side of the mic… View Article
How to Run Faster with Better Form
11.27.2021
    Do you want to get faster as a runner?  Let’s be honest…who doesn’t?   We are talking about using strides as a tool to practice running fast in small chunks so you can get good at running fast later on in your training.  Learn why these are a great way to improve your… View Article
How Do You Run A Tempo Run
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Tempo running, or the threshold pace runs are an important component in any runner’s training plan, but what is it actually? Kristin Schulz will explain what a tempo or threshold pace run is, and how you can use it in your weekly running to run faster on your journey of becoming a lifelong injury free… View Article

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