Runners who have experienced injury tend to hear the advice, "Just stop running and you'll feel better." While running may have played a role in the injury, our philosophy is not to shut you down and hope the passage of time heals your injury. Instead, we first assess how you move, your strength and mobility, your current training regime, your injury history and more. We use this information to create an individualized program to help you achieve your running goals.

The Running Success Roadmap

Step 1

Find The Problem

The first thing we do is find the root cause of your pain or injury. Through the use of strength testing, force plate data and 3-D running analysis, we get a clear picture of what your deficits are and what we need to address through the rehabilitation process to keep you or get you back to running.

Step 2

Address the Limitations

Once we figure out what is causing your pain, we create a program specific to your needs. The first goal is to stop the pain.

From there, we build a sturdy foundation and restore base levels of strength and power. Then, we incorporate exercises into your plan that translate to running, such as plyometrics and single-leg activity.

Step 3

Build a Return-to-Running Plan

Every return-to-running plan is different because runners are different. The Doctor of Physical Therapy you will work with will map out a plan specific to you and educate you on how to progress so that your pain is reduced.

We don’t expect quick fixes with runners where your pain is gone one week and back the next; we seek to build a foundation for long lasting results.

If you work with a running coach, we are happy to communicate our findings and work together to build a plan to improve performance and run pain free.

Step 4


Once the pain is gone and you are back to running again, one of the most important next steps is to follow a maintenance program to reduce your risk of re-injury or new injury.

We will provide you with a detailed plan that includes a proper warm-up and strength training workouts you can incorporate into your routine to maintain all the hard work you put into physical therapy.

Runners often sustain overuse injuries, but by following a disciplined maintenance program, you can decrease your risk of injury by up to 50 percent!

Milwaukee Running Physical Therapy

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