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Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD, OCS

Founder and Owner

Dr. Duane Scotti is a runner, physical therapist, run coach, host of the Healthy Runner podcast, and founding owner of SPARK Physical Therapy and has been a leader in the rehab and running community for over 17 years. Duane is honored to be a part of team UCAN as a featured expert dedicated to training strategies and innovation.

 

Through the Healthy Runner community, Duane strongly believes living an active lifestyle can help you stay healthy and live a pain free life. At SPARK Physical Therapy, Duane guides his clients in achieving a high performance active lifestyle. You could be a runner who aspires to complete your first half marathon or you could be an experienced marathoner of 30 years. Duane has been the fitness and health support system and the go to resource for coaches, trainers and runners from all over the world. He has his clients’ best interest in mind and therefore Duane strives to constantly put up new videos, podcast episodes, and blog posts to help runners improve their confidence and strength for running. Duane has successfully rehabbed and coached hundreds of runners back to PR’s over the years and has a passion for helping runners of all abilities stay healthy and prevent injuries in order to get back to the workouts and runs they love!

 

Duane received his Bachelor of Health Science degree and Master of Physical Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2001 and 2003. He then went on to receive a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2017. Duane is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Certified Mulligan Practitioner, certified in dry needling and has advanced training in spinal manipulation and rehabilitation for runners.

 

 

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How Can You Help Me?

Find the real cause of your pain and fix those problem areas so you can stay at peak performance
Runners
  • 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
Dancers
  • Get back in the classroom and competing at the highest level
  • Comprehensive dance specific assessment
  • Dance specific treatment plan
  • Return to dance safely to prevent reinjury
  • Improve your technique (making the choreography easier)
Gymnasts
  • Get back to training and competing at the highest level
  • Comprehensive gymnastics assessment
  • Gymnastics specific treatment plan
  • Return to gymnastics safely to prevent reinjury
  • Improve your gymnastics (making it easier to do your skills)
Active Adults
  • Relieve pain
  • Fix the root cause of the problem
  • Teach you how to keep it from coming back

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