Whether this is your first attempt at the half marathon, or you are a seasoned veteran, this 8-week virtual and in person program will offer you training like you’ve never experienced before! Physical therapist and running coach, Dr. Duane Scotti will guide you in hitting your race goals without pain, rest, or becoming a frustrated runner. This unique program will provide you with structured guidance from cutting edge training principles from the training, prehab, rehab, and performance world! The end result will be a selfie of you at the virtual finish line after you met your race goal! Each week, Coach Duane will bring new concepts and techniques to make your race the best event possible for you. As you develop you will find the strength and endurance you gain from our training will prepare you for all of the elements that a fall virtual race brings. You’ll be able to stand on the virtual starting line with a whole new level of confidence in your ability to run faster than ever before without injuries along the way!
Registration ends August 15th
“I went to see Duane early into my marathon training with hamstring pain. At that time, I was barely able to run 3 miles and was in pain. After a thorough exam and analysis of my running, he was able to diagnose and start treatment that day. Duane provided me with exercises to strengthen my hamstring and surrounding running muscles, all while slowly building my mileage back up. He was honest with me about setting realistic goals for my race and helped me to meet those goals. With his help, I was able to run the New York City Marathon.”
“I first went to Duane prior to training for my first full marathon because I had some aches and pains from running that I wanted to sort out. Duane was able to diagnose the problems immediately and I went home pain free. The exercises he prescribed were personalized to my needs and within a few weeks, I felt stronger and pain free while running so I could get to healthy training! It’s great to have a physical therapist who understands athletes and encourages people to continue to stay active. I highly recommend Duane to any person who is looking to stay healthy while maintaining an active lifestyle!”
SPARK Physical Therapy was instrumental in my recovery of from achilles tendinitis. I visited a podiatrist who said I would need surgery to shave down a bone spur and Haglund’s Deformity. The recovery would be at least 8 weeks and at the time I was 24 weeks from running the NYC Marathon. Duane evaluated me and said I needed to work on my calf muscle and flexibility. We started treatment with dry needling and specific exercises that I could do on my own. The pain subsided and even after some long runs everything was starting to feel better. I will tell you that I ran and finished the NYC Marathon without pain or issues from my achilles. Had I not met Duane about a week after my podiatrist appointment I would have needed to defer my marathon and probably would still be recovering from the surgery. I was able to run through my injury safely and achieve my goal. The refreshing thing about SPARK Physical Therapy is they do not push for ton of session. I met my running goals in 10 sessions spread out over 3-4 months. Big Thank you to Duane and I highly recommend seeing him for any running injury you may have!