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Physical Therapy For Running Injuries

Evolve Physical Therapy specializes in treatment for running injuries. We will help you recover from injury,
decrease future injury risk, and improve your running performance & endurance.

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The Best Physical Therapy Clinic For Runners

What is our approach?

Here at Evolve, we specialize in running injuries and physical therapy treatments. We want you to get better faster and stronger than before! 

Our comprehensive approach is individualized to address each runner. Here at Evolve, our running evaluation involves:

  • Range Of Motion
  • Strength & Power
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility & Stability
  • High-speed video analysis of your running

We focus on interpreting all the information, in addition to your training history, relevant medical history, and previous running injuries, to determine the cause of your pain.

Why Our Runner’s Physical Therapy Is The Best

You will always receive the highest quality of care by working with an experienced, licensed physical therapist. No techs. No aides. No assistants. No double booking.

Our physical therapy goal is to provide the best help to ensure you have a healthy, more pain-free life! We do not have aids and assistants because we want our patients to get the proper care and treatment plan from our most qualified physical therapists. Together, we will work together to overcome your running injuries allowing you to run pain-free!

How does running injury treatment work?

Once the cause of your running injuries has been discovered from your evaluation, we will work with you to outline the phases of our treatment plan. Once you have achieved the necessary goals (improved strength, stability, and decreased pain), you progress to the next phase. The final phase is you running pain-free! We will work with you every step of the way.

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Runners Can Suffer From Different Types Of Running Injuries

Achilles Tendinitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Shin Splints

Runner's Knee

IT Band Syndrome

How Do You Treat Running Injuries With Physical Therapy?

Below are two columns on the different types of running injuries and how we treat them. 

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is an overuse injury resulting in inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to your heel. The most frequent presentation is stiffness in the Achilles tendon in the morning and after sitting. The stiffness will decrease with activity and will often disappear only to reappear minutes or hours after. The symptoms often worsen with higher pain intensity and longer duration. The pain may become increasingly sharp, especially at the tendon’s insertion.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the fibrous tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of your foot. The pain experienced is intense and located in the heel (where the arch begins). Initially, the symptoms are worse in the morning or after sitting. Symptoms will decrease after a few minutes of walking or running. If not properly treated, plantar fasciitis can progress to being continuously painful while walking and standing. Symptoms often begin due to overuse (running), poor footwear, and muscle imbalances.

Shin Splints

Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) is an overuse condition caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue along the shin bone (tibia). In the early stages, symptoms are often lower leg tenderness, soreness, and tenderness. The symptoms can disappear with activity, creating a false sense of recovery. If not properly treated, symptoms can become continuous and even progress to a stress reaction or a stress fracture.

Runner's Knee

Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) is pain at the front of your knee, typically around the kneecap (patella). The pain is the result of overuse and muscle imbalances, and weaknesses.  

The pain (dull and aching) is usually experienced with walking, negotiating stairs, squatting, lunging, and after prolonged sitting. Without corrective treatment, the symptoms will worsen with running, kneeling, and squatting.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome is an overuse injury of the connective tissue outside the thigh. The IT band becomes inflamed from friction against the outside of the knee. The symptoms are pain and tenderness of the lateral thigh and are often most intense just above the knee joint. Poor running form, trunk, lower body weakness and instability, and training errors contribute to the development of IT band syndrome. 

How is Achilles Tendinitis treated?

At Evolve, our comprehensive running analysis evaluates your lower body and spine range of motion, flexibility/mobility, muscle strength, dynamic stability, and biomechanics when running (high-speed video analysis).  

We also review your training history, past injuries, and footwear selection to develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the cause of your Achilles tendinitis.

You can expect to receive hands-on treatment to address joint and soft tissue mobility, as well as exercises for improving your strength, dynamic stability, endurance, and power. Treatment is customized to help you achieve your goals.  

Clear instruction and communication between you and your physical therapist allow you to navigate a return to running pain-free. We accomplish this by progressing your rehabilitation by running specific exercises in the clinic and as part of your home exercise program.

How is Plantar Fasciitis treated?

At Evolve, our comprehensive running analysis evaluates your lower body and spine range of motion, flexibility/mobility, muscle strength, dynamic stability, and biomechanics when running (high-speed video analysis).  

We also review your training history, past injuries, and footwear selection to develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the cause of your plantar fasciits.

You can expect to receive hands-on treatment to address joint and soft tissue mobility, as well as exercises for improving your strength, dynamic stability, endurance, and power. Treatment is customized to help you achieve your goals.  

Clear instruction and communication between you and your physical therapist allow you to navigate a return to running pain-free. We accomplish this by progressing your rehabilitation by running specific exercises in the clinic and as part of your home exercise program.

How are Shin Splints treated?

At Evolve, our comprehensive running analysis evaluates your lower body and spine range of motion, flexibility/mobility, muscle strength, dynamic stability, and biomechanics when running (high-speed video analysis).  

We also review your training history, past injuries, and footwear selection to develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the cause of your shin splints.

You can expect to receive hands-on treatment to address joint and soft tissue mobility, as well as exercises for improving your strength, dynamic stability, endurance, and power. Treatment is customized to help you achieve your goals.  

Clear instruction and communication between you and your physical therapist allow you to navigate a return to running pain-free. We accomplish this by progressing your rehabilitation by running specific exercises in the clinic and as part of your home exercise program.

How is Runner’s Knee treated?

At Evolve, our comprehensive running analysis evaluates your lower body and spine range of motion, flexibility/mobility, muscle strength, dynamic stability, and biomechanics when running (high-speed video analysis).  

We also review your training history, past injuries, and footwear selection to develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the cause of your runner’s knee.

You can expect to receive hands-on treatment to address joint and soft tissue mobility, as well as exercises for improving your strength, dynamic stability, endurance, and power. Treatment is customized to help you achieve your goals.  

Clear instruction and communication between you and your physical therapist allow you to navigate a return to running pain-free. We accomplish this by progressing your rehabilitation by running specific exercises in the clinic and as part of your home exercise program.

How is Iliotibial Band Syndrome treated?

At Evolve, our comprehensive running analysis evaluates your lower body and spine range of motion, flexibility/mobility, muscle strength, dynamic stability, and biomechanics when running (high-speed video analysis).  

We also review your training history, past injuries, and footwear selection to develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and address the cause of your IT band syndrome.

You can expect to receive hands-on treatment to address joint and soft tissue mobility, as well as exercises for improving your strength, dynamic stability, endurance, and power. Treatment is customized to help you achieve your goals.  

Clear instruction and communication between you and your physical therapist allow you to navigate a return to running pain-free. We accomplish this by progressing your rehabilitation by running specific exercises in the clinic and as part of your home exercise program.

Other Types Of Running Injuries We Treat

We treat an array of running injuries at Evolve and here are other types of injuries we treat:

Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Chondromalacia Patella or Runner’s Knee) is pain at the front and around your kneecap. It is a common running and jumping injury. Patellofemoral pain symptoms occur during activity; running, squatting, going up and down stairs, etc.

Compartment Syndrome

The muscles of your leg are divided into four compartments, each made of connective tissue. Compartment Syndrome is when those muscles swell up during exercise, compromising circulation and prohibiting muscular function while causing intense pain in the lower leg. 

Fractures & Stress Fractures

While fractures are clean breaks, a stress fracture is a small crack or severe bruising of a bone. Stress fractures are one of the most common overuse injuries in runners and occur when your muscles become tired and fatigued and are unable to absorb the shock from activity. Pain is the most common symptom of a fracture, along with tenderness and swelling.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments of your ankle tear or get stretched too much. Sprains most often happen when you “roll” your foot during activity. Common ankle sprain symptoms are tenderness, swelling, stiffness and bruising.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a child or adolescent injury of the knee that causes knee pain, swelling, tightness and tenderness. This injury often occurs in active children during their growth spurts. When a child is active, the leg muscles pull on the tendons and this repeated action causes inflammation on the growth plate. A bump or growth on the tibial tubercle may become very noticeable.

Sever's Disease

Sever’s Disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is the result of repetitive microtrauma to the growth plate of the heel in growing children and adolescents. Because children are still growing, the growth plate is considered “open”. Pain is typically in the back and bottom of the heel and the arch of the foot. During running, the Achilles tendon pulls at the growth plate. If the repetitive stress is too great from running, the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel, as well as the growth plate, becomes inflamed and painful.  The typical occurrence of Sever’s disease is with children between the ages of 7 to 15 years.

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