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Running Injury Clinic

Are you a runner trying to stay healthy but can’t train because pain is stopping you from meeting your running goals?

Are you worried that an injury will limit you from doing what you love like working out and running?

Have you wondered what it will cost you in the long run if you continue to run through pain?

Have you seen other medical providers in the past that just tell you to stop running?

Do you want to shave time off your next 5k or half marathon?

 

We have a unique treatment approach that focuses on solving these problems with our clients.

Our goal is to help keep you active and on the road, while recovering from injury by guiding you in ways to modify your training, rather than eliminating running!

We combine manual hands-on techniques with guided supervised exercises to help you get stronger, pain-free and perform at your peak level to get you back on the road doing what you love.

 

The SPARK Physical Therapy Commitment

No long waits or multiple trips to providers’ offices every week. We see you in the comfort of your home when it is convenient with your schedule.

One on one for a full hour with your doctor of physical therapy, every visit.

We provide you with a customized plan specifically designed for you, based off your unique injury and goals.

Full transparency in what you pay. You will never get a bill from us a couple of months after your visit.

Access and availability to you! Have a question about your pain or exercise program? Get an answer from your therapist directly.

 

Conditions We Commonly Help:

  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles pain
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled muscles
  • Stress fractures
  • Runner’s knee
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Overuse injuries

 

Services Provided :

  • Manual therapy (Manipulation, Mobilization, Soft Tissue)

 

 

  • Dry needling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Graston (IASTM)

 

 

  • Kinesiotaping

 

  • Running specific screening

 

  • Running injury rehabilitation

 

 

  • Running injury prevention (prehab)

 

  • Return to run

 

  • Performance enhancement (to improve your time)

 

 

Check out all 5 of my healthy running tips in this previously posted blog article by clicking THIS LINK

 

Are you a runner looking for a community that is dedicated to helping you stay happy and healthy doing what you love?

You could be an active adult starting out with a couch to 5k program or you may be an experienced marathoner!

The FREE Healthy Runner CT facebook group is your answer!

 

Our specialty here is prehab, rehab, recovery, and performance for all types of runners!

 

Our Healthy Runner CT group warmup before the New Haven Road Race!

 

CLICK HERE to join our community!

 

Check out our YouTube Channel Dedicated to RUNNERS by clicking THIS LINK

 

 

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“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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