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How Rachel Got Stronger and Faster Running a Half Marathon PR!

  Do you want to get faster? Do you want to feel stronger?      This week we have Rachel on to share her running story! Tune in to hear how she overcame a common road block and got consistent with her training to shave 2 minutes off her 5k time and get a half marathon… View Article...

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2021 Running Shoe Trends

  Want to know more about minimalist shoes or what a carbon plate shoe is and if you should get one?   Or do you want to know if you should buy the same brand of shoes each time or even run in multiple pairs of shoes throughout the week?       My shoe… View Article...

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How to Stop IT Band From Hurting When You Run

  How do I stop my IT band from hurting when I run?  This may have been a question you googled after feeling a sharp, achy pain on the outside of your knee after a run especially if you had a lot of hills.         You may have started reading about IT band… View Article...

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What is the Best Running Form?

  Are you curious if your running form is correct? Are you wondering what the best running form is? Do you question in general, what good running form is?     We are so excited and lucky to welcome back our running podcast & physiotherapy colleague from down under, Brodie Sharpe on the episode this… View Article...

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What Drop is Best for Running Shoes?

  Have you wondered what does heel drop mean with running?  Do you want to know which running shoe may be best for your body?      In this episode we are talking about what drop is best for running shoes and why you may choose to do a lower heel drop vs. higher heel… View Article...

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Achilles Tendonitis: Treatment and Prevention

Are you starting to feel soreness in the back of your ankle with running? Does it feel stiff when you wake up in the morning or at the start of your run?   In this episode, We are uncovering the myths and providing you the latest research on how to get rid of your Achilles… View Article...

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Why Does My Achilles Tendon Hurt When I Run?

    Are you starting to feel soreness in the back of your ankle with running? Does it feel stiff when you wake up in the morning or at the start of your run? Are you wondering, why does my achilles tendon hurt when I run?     In this episode I cover all of… View Article...

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How Do I Get Back To Running After Having A Baby?

    Are you a new mom looking to get back into running? Are you wondering how your body can bounce back and how you can start running? Are you thinking – Can I even run after having a baby?   In this episode, Dr. Christine Pieton PT, DPT, MBA  is going to educate us… View Article...

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My Comeback Story Dedicated To My Mom

  This is going to be a very different blog post than I have ever done before…for those that don’t know on January 26, 2021 my mom lost her 2 week battle with COVID.  I am going to be talking about a comeback story and share with you my story on how my mom is… View Article...

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How to Keep Running with Arthritis

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Knee Arthritis? Are you wondering if you can keep running through it?     This week we had the pleasure of having Dr. Frank Petrigliano educate us on how you can keep running with Arthritis.     Dr. Petrigliano is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic… View Article...

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“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. (Runner)

“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. (Runner)

“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. (Runner)

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