Run without injuries or pain? Yep, you don’t need to be a frustrated runner that constantly has to stop running. That’s what I am here for…to teach, educate, and discuss all things related to staying healthy so you can continue to run into your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond!


Do you want to know how to shave time off your latest race PR? Do you want to continue training without having to be told to stop running in order for your injury to heal?


You could be an active adult looking to start a couch to 5k program or an experienced marathoner, we have something for you! We discuss practical ways to improve your running strength, training, nutrition, and mindset!


Host Dr. Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS is a practicing physical therapist, educator, researcher, and founder of SPARK Physical Therapy, LLC.


Welcome to the Healthy Runner Podcast!


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You can subscribe and listen to our podcast using any of the popular podcast apps, such as Apple Podcasts (iTunes)Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher.  Just search for “Healthy Runner”, and hit the ‘subscribe’ button to get all the latest episodes. You can also download any of our past episodes as well. If you have any questions on how to get subscribed, just send us a quick email at duane@sparkyourtraining.com and I will walk you through it.  Thank you for taking the time to listen and I look forward to hearing about your running wins from the educational content you learned on the show!





May 21, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Run Through Coronavirus | SPARK Fitness Program | SPARK Your Sole Virtual Race Series - Lisa Tatum
May 21, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Shin Splints: How To Get Back To Running - Brodie Sharpe
May 14, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Yoga and Running- Rachel Pelham Serafino from Running Asana
May 7, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: How To Start Running During Coronavirus- Catrina Aniballi 5 Tips For Beginners
April 30, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Running Shoe Questions Answered- Matt Santillo from Woodbridge Running Company
April 23, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Running Motivation: How To Get Your Mojo Back During Coronavirus- Steve Carmichael
April 14, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: What To Do For Back Pain While Working From Home During Coronavirus
April 10, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Healthy Mindset [Coping During Coronavirus]- Irene Bosco, LCSW
April 2, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: How To Get My Child More Active During Coronavirus- Brett Yarris
March 24, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Coronavirus Home Workouts [3 Tips To Boost Your Confidence]
March 22, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: SPARK Online Fitness Community [Coronavirus Home Workouts]
March 17, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Coronavirus COVID-19 [Keep Running With Social Distancing]
March 16, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Training Tips For Runners [Smart With Proper Progression]
March 12, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Soft Tissue Care For Runners [Foam Rolling & Stretching]
March 6, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Best Exercises When Training To Run
February 25, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Jump Training...To Run
February 25, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: How To Strength Train To Run
February 25, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Run Stronger and Healthier Without Injuries “SPARK Blueprint”
February 25, 2020
Healthy Runner Podcast: Intro To Becoming A Healthy Runner: My Story
Oct 7, 2019
Overcoming Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS or IT Band Syndrome) with Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS and Founder of Spark Physical Therapy
Sept 8, 2019
The Cheshire (POD)CAST
Just Keep Running!
June 25, 2019
Physiotherapy Performance Perspective: Lateral Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation
March 31, 2019
PT TechTalk Podcast: Episode 87: Duane Scotti- Why (and How) Did This Owner Change His Practice’s Name?
March 26, 2019
Back on Track Fitness Podcast: Episode 19

“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.”

Jolene G. (Runner)

“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!”

Katie R. (Runner)

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!


Louis G.(Runner)

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