Runner’s Clinic

A Specialized Program for Injury Treatment & Prevention

Whether you’re an ultra-running rockstar or champion of the cul-de-sac, you deserve to run pain-free. Through our Runner’s Clinic, our specialists keep you running strong and uninhibited. Up to 60% of running injuries occur while you’re training or racing. This makes them highly preventable. A typical runner will take a whopping 5,000+ steps during a 30-minute run. These recurrent forces can lead to breakdown of tendon, joint, or even bone. This is how injuries are formed, often sidelining you for weeks at a time.

We know you’re tough enough to grit your teeth and stride through the pain, but you shouldn’t have to. Not when there’s a team of professionals (and fellow running enthusiasts) ready to ensure your strongest miles are ahead of you.

Why Choose A Runner’s Clinic Appointment at Excel Physical Therapy?

Due to running’s repetitive nature, recovery is often delayed. To prevent common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, shin splints, and IT band pain, the root cause needs to be identified. We have the training necessary to empower you to continue doing what you love, pain-free. And if we can help it, we’ll always take the “run while you rehab” route—helping you keep up your passion through a healing approach.

Our Runner’s Clinic Process

We start with a professional Running Evaluation. The Running Evaluation examines your biomechanics, taking a holistic approach to identify abnormalities in your form and weaknesses that can be the underlying injury cause. Our physical therapists develop a personalized treatment plan to address gait flaws and fine-tune your body for better running efficiency.

“Thank you for all of your help getting my IT band back into good shape this spring. I ran the Ridge Run and my legs felt great the whole way.”   –Excel PT Client

What to Expect at Your Runner’s Clinic Appointment

  • Comprehensive physical therapy evaluation to assess your injury cause(s) or identify and prevent future injuries.
  • Running-specific muscle imbalance assessment; includes flexibility and strength testing.
  • Video analysis of running gait and biomechanics to detect problems in running form.
  • Footwear analysis and recommendations; analysis of foot structure and mechanics.
  • Running-specific treatment plan to heal your injury, improve performance and enhance strength, flexibility and minimize risk of re-injury.
  • Manual Therapy, Mobilization/Manipulation, and possible Dry Needling are used to address tightness, pain and aid in recovery.

Call us today at 406.556.0562
to make your Running Evalution appointment!

June 10, 2017

8am-12pm @ our Bozeman office location

Click Here to join our waitlist for our 2018 camp 

Sometimes the best way to run is not to put on your running shoes but instead attend our Excel Physical Therapy Running Camp—a free boot camp in early summer to help you run correctly and avoid pain and injury. Excel Physical Therapy hosts this running camp at our Bozeman location at 1125 West Kagy Blvd., Ste. 101A (corner of South 11th Ave. and Kagy Blvd.).

Our Running Specialist PT Team will guide 30 participants through:

  • Training principles, stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of injury, cadence training and balance.

  • Running Mechanics instruction on how to decrease impact and increase efficiency.

  • Special guest discussions from the Gallatin Valley sport and health community.

  • How to choose the correct running shoes.

  • A local training run with our Running Specialist PT Team after the in-clinic sessions.

  • Q&A time with our running experts and special guests.

  • Attendees will receive a running training program from our Running Specialist PT Team. 

Click here to check out our Running Camp coverage on KBZK TV!

Join our email list or call 406-556.0562 to sign up for our next Running Camp! Camp size is limited and a waiting list is available.

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