Have you wondered how some runners could just turn on that switch during a race to take it to the next level? Have you struggled with finding your mental toughness during your races? Do you have an upcoming marathon and want to learn about some mental running strategies? Then you are… View Article...Read More
Are you a runner who’s been frustrated in the past that whenever you try to increase your speed or increase your distance you , , ’ ?… You may have started reading about Runner’s Knee and thought you should just ice, rest (stop running), and do some stretches This all sounds great…but… View Article...Read More
Super excited to introduce Mario Fraioli, a Bay Area-based running coach who works with a number of Olympic Trials-level marathoners, internationally ranked ultrarunners, and competitive age-group athletes on the Healthy Runner LIVE show!!!! He also writes and publishes the Morning Shakeout, a weekly email newsletter and podcast that covers running and… View Article...Read More
Have you dug yourself into a running hole and don’t know how to get out? Have you had an injury and then just stopped running just to start back up again and have the same pain (or a new one) just creep back up? We went LIVE within the Healthy… View Article...Read More
One of the biggest mistakes runners make is going out too fast or too slow during their runs. Knowing what your ideal pace is will help make all your runs feel better and be more effective at your end goal whether it is to run longer or faster! We are… View Article...Read More
Have you wondered how to train to be fast and explosive as a runner? Have you heard about plyometrics and wondered if you should be adding those into your training? Have you questioned what plyometrics even are? This episode is a TREAT! Coach Claire Bartholic had me on the Run to the Top podcast… View Article...Read More
Have you been frustrated in the past that you’ve taken up running or you started a new training cycle and you just get injured and must stop? In today’s blog & podcast episode, we’re going to be talking about how to strengthen your muscles to train, to run. Click the video below to… View Article...Read More
Let’s break down the step by step instructions on how to leave an Apple Podcast Review for your favorite podcast in 2021! How to Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts on Your iOS Device 1. Open Apple Podcast App 2. Go to the icons at the bottom of the screen and… View Article...Read More
Have you experienced hamstring pain? Have you thought that you were done with your running career because of your hamstring injury? Have you thought how do I get rid of this pain in the butt (literally)? Tim Urbanz is with us to share his story of returning to running after injury! Click… View Article...Read More
Do you have a half marathon coming up? Are you wondering how you should be prepared for a race? Are you feeling confident to perform at your best? This episode is for you!!! This week we are talking all things Half Marathon Race prep. It is spring and it is 100% Half Marathon Season!… View Article...Read More
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 since October. After assessing and reaffirming my diagnosis, he put together a customized, structured rehab 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!
“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!”