Have you been diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonitis or are you wondering if you can still run with pain on the inside of your ankle? Do you get sharp or achy pain on the inside part of your shin or your ankle and foot? Have you had visible inflammation or a popping sensation… View Article...Read More
Do you have stiffness in the back of your ankle around your achilles and up into your calf first thing in the morning or at the start of your runs? Have you tried ice, rest, and not training for the race you really want to do because you have or had achilles tendonitis before?… View Article...Read More
Do you train hard every day but don’t seem to be getting over that hump in your running? Do you always feel like you lack energy during your workday or your workouts? Do you keep getting injured all the time and you can’t pinpoint a specific cause? Are you not sleeping well or always wake… View Article...Read More
This was such a joy to sit down with the rambling runner himself, Matt Chittim to discuss all things running, podcasting, recovering from injuries, dad life, and even best places to visit in New England! Matt is a running coach and podcaster of one of the top 10 running podcasts of all time,… View Article...Read More
Ask Duane! You submitted the questions…I answered them! In this episode, we covered some common running injuries, stretching, strengthening, trail running, fueling for long runs, race recovery and even calcium supplementation! I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! Click below to see the… View Article...Read More
Have you thought about running on a treadmill instead of the pavement? Have you not wanted to run in the weather so you thought, I’ll take it to the gym? In this episode we are talking about treadmill running with our resident treadmill guru on our Healthy Runner coaching team, coach Cat! … View Article...Read More
Are you looking for a 5K road race to run this fall? Look no further than the small town feel of this classic New England road race! I had the pleasure of having the race director of the 42nd annual Southington Apple Harvest Festival Road on the show. In… View Article...Read More
Do you currently wear an insert or orthotic? Have you been told you should be wearing an insole for running? Do you have flat feet? Do you get foot pain with running? Do you want to perform better as a runner? These are all common problems I have helped runners with for the… View Article...Read More
Live racing is back!!! It has been 21 months…that is how long it has been since I have been able to be surrounded by our running community for a live half marathon! I just ran the 2021 Cheshire half marathon and just needed to share my thoughts about racing and where we stand… View Article...Read More
Have you been wondering what running gear is best? Have you been using certain products and just finding that they aren’t working for you? Are you trying to figure out how to stay hydrated, listen to your favorite podcast, and feel comfortable all while running at the same time? If this is… View Article...Read More
“I struggled to get back into running after being diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my left knee. A friend of mine suggested I check out the Healthy Runner podcast and I’m glad I did! I was lucky to grab a spot in the Healthy Runner Coaching Program and I have gained so much from miles away. I’ve gained tools to be a lifelong runner through the run and strength plan. I’m constantly gaining more mobility and look forward to my future of running. Duane is a great coach that gives you personalized assistance and helps you understand any questions you have! I’m definitely getting my spark back!”
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!
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!