Services

Running Assessments

At Cornerstone Physical Therapy, our running specialists focus on running analysis, run-specific training, and strengthening to help you achieve your goals.  We offer one-on-one sessions with a running specialist and work with you to develop a personalized home exercise program based on your specific needs.

One session $100
Three sessions $250

If significant issues are found that cannot be resolved within these sessions, we will discuss physical therapy and how it could benefit you. Many insurance policies do cover physical therapy treatment.

What We Offer:

  • Running analysis
  • Gait modifications, strengthening, and mobility work to improve your running speed and efficiency
  • Education on how to prevent and treat running injuries
  • Education on the proper warm up and cool down
  • Guidance on safe return to running

Specific Conditions Commonly Treated:

  • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis/Tendinopathy
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Hip pain

 

Meet Your Running Specialists

Doug Daniel, DPT, has a passion for trail and road running and enjoys competing in and studying both. Doug has completed post-graduate coursework in running mechanics, running injury rehabilitation, and dry needling. He specializes in the management of lower extremity tendinopathy, including problems with the Achilles, hamstring, and patellar tendons.

Jessica Tripp, DPT, began her running career while in physical therapy school and she has now completed 5 half marathons along with a handful of local races. Jessica has completed 54 hours of dry needling courses and is set to complete a specialized running and sports certification through the North American Sports Medicine Institute.

 

Kid's Clinic Warm-Up Handout

Click here to access the full version of our Kid's Clinic/Girl's On the Run warm-up designed by one of our therapists to help your kids become healthy, happy and motivated runners.

Research:

Stride Rate

"Subtle increases in step rate can substantially reduce the loading to the hip and knee joints during running and may prove beneficial in the prevention and treatment of common running-related injuries."

Heuderscheit BC et al: Effects of step rate manipulation on joint mechanics during running. 2011

Patellar Tendinopathy

"(in a randomized control trial comparing specific exercise to cortisone injections for patellar tendinopathy) The main findings of the present study were that the different treatment regimes had similar short-term clinical effects and clinical patient satisfaction, but these parameters differed on a kong-term basis. Specifically, ECC (Eccentric Exercise) and HSR (Heavy Slow Resistance exercise) maintained their clinical improvements whereas they deteriorated in CORT at the half-year follow-up.

Kongsgaard, M., Kovanen, V., Aagaard, P., Doessing, S., Hansen, P., Laursen , A. H., Kaldau, N. C., Kjaer, M. and Magnusson, S. P. (2009), Corticosteriod injections, eccentric decline squat training and heavy slow resistance training in patellar tendinopathy. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 19: 790-802. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.00949.x

Plantar Fasciitis

"The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of shoe inserts and plantar fascia-specific stretching vs shoe inserts and high-load strength training in patients with plantar fasciitis. Forty-eight patients with ultrasonography-verified plantar fasciitis were randomized to shoe inserts and daily plantar-specific stretching (the stretch group) or shoe inserts and high-load progressive strength training (the strength group) performed every second day... A simple progressive exercise protocol, performed every second day, resulted in superior self-reported outcome after 3 months compared with plantar-specific stretching. High-load strength training may aid in quicker reduction in pain and improvements in function."

Rathleff, M. S., Mølgaard, C.M., Fredberg, U., Kaalund, S., Andersen, K. B., Jensen, T. T., Aaskov, S. and Olesen, J. L. (2015), High-load strength training improves outcome in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial with 12-month follow-up. Scan J Med Sci Sports, 25: e292-e300. doi:10.1111/sms.12313