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 past 17 years as a running physical therapist and coach and I am excited to bring on Matt Arciuolo who is an expert in the field of all things foot and ankle!
Matt is a Board Certified Pedorthist and has been helping athletes recover from injuries for over 30 years. As Victory’s founder and inventor, he has been helping athletes stay healthier and perform up to their true potential.”
Click below to see the video from the Healthy Runner Live!
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
In this episode, Matt shares his family lineage as Italian immigrant shoe makers and how that upbringing allowed him to come up with the idea to use carbon fiber for performance enhancement. This invention helped the USA bobsled team win Olympic gold long before any of us runners ever thought about carbon fiber shoes!
Listen in to learn what Matt had to say about the following questions on carbon fiber:
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Would you like to run a marathon this fall to SPARK Back to LIVE races?…
Do you want to run strong and feel good?
Are you getting frustrated with your knee or ankle pain and worried you won’t be able to train?
Are you afraid to go to your doctor or PT because you don’t want them to tell you to stop running?
If you answered YES to any (or all) of these questions then you are in luck because I have 2 slots available for my high touch SPARK Back coaching program to crush a fall marathon.
So whether you are running New York, Boston, Chicago, Hartford or your local marathon, I am here to guide you along the way as your personal running PT and coach!
However, you must act quick because my calendar has been filling up and we need to start your 16 week training block in mid June!
Let’s get you feeling good and running strong!
Schedule your strategy call with me as you running coach and physical therapist to see if you are a good fit for how I help runners crush their running goals and become life long injury free runners!
Grab a spot on my calendar here: https://calendly.com/duanescotticoaching/30-minute-strategy-session
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
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“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!