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Physical Therapy, Education and Coaching for Runners to Perform Without Pain Throughout Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Beyond

I created this program to help female runners run WITHOUT pain so they can continue to reach their personal bests and experience that runner's high. 

I grew up running, starting with 5k's when I was in elementary and middle school.  I eventually ran cross country division III at Whittier College, and challenged myself with a half-marathon and marathon a few years later!  Running was my thing! But it also came with some obstacles and challenges, including those annoying shin splints and the absence of my period for several months!

Throughout my running career, I experienced several setbacks due to aches and pains. 

  • IT Band syndrome.

  • Runner's Knee. 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Low back pain

  • Snapping hip syndrome

  • Shin splints

  • And amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods)

It was not until a became a physical therapist when I understood the WHY to my aches and pains associated with running.

I also learned that the absence of my menstrual period during my long-distance training  was impacting my muscle, tendon, and bone health and recovery!


 

Katrina combines her expertise and knowledge as a pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapist and runner to provide guidance and coaching for her clients. She is also aware of the musculoskeletal changes that happen to women during pregnancy and postpartum and how it in turn affects movement and exercise, AND the hormone changes that occur with breastfeeding and how it affects postpartum return to sport.

 

Full head to toe posture and alignment evaluation: running is a WHOLE body exercise.

Thorough running analysis whether it be on your treadmill or outside!

Foot evaluation - including complete evaluation of your mobility, strength and motor control.

Whole body home exercise program aimed to address impairments/issues seen during the evaluation. Comes with exercise handouts.

Abdominal and pelvic floor muscle assessment if you're struggling with issues like urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse

Full access to me via email or text if you ever have questions or concerns regarding your progress, exercises, or running form

Return to running mile training program guidance

Did you know that you are at highest risk of injury within your 1st year postpartum, especially if you are breastfeeding? 

This program is for you if you: 

  1. Are a runner - whether you are a high school or college student/runner or postpartum needing support for return to running

  2. Experience aches and pains during or after your runs.  Whether it be IT band syndrome, plantar fascitis, or lower back pain, I can help! 

  3. Experience pelvic floor issues like urinary or fecal leakage, heaviness or pressure in the pelvis, or c-section scar irritation when running

  4. Have NO pain at all, but are interested in PREVENTING issues in the long-term

  5. Feel like your running form is terrible and needs some modification

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Physical Therapy/Running Coaching Evaluation

An in-home evaluation designed to understand your running goals.  Evaluation includes a complete head to toe musculoskeletal assessment, foot evaluation, running analysis, and pelvic floor and abdomen assessment when indicated.  Your therapist will design an individualized treatment program and lay out your plan of care geared towards helping you meet your running goals

75 minutes | $295

Physical Therapy/Running Coaching Follow Up

An in-home follow-up session includes reassessment of your progress towards your goals, exercises specific to running, manual therapy to improve mobility of joints and muscles, and running form tips.  Treatments make up a whole body approach so you can run pain-free and reach your personal bests!

60 minutes | $225

Please note that I am an out-of-network provider for all PPO insurances. I charge an upfront cost for each session, but can provide you a superbill after each visit.  A majority of my patients receive some  degree of reimbursement from their insurance once their out of network deductible is met.  Please call you insurance company to learn more about your out of network benefits.  

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