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RETURN TO RUN

Missing the wind in your face as you crest the hill?  

Getting ready for a running event? 

Wishing you could run like you did before your injury?

Looking for a way to return to running safely?

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Get personalized recommendations that can help you recover, avoid further injury, and improve your performance!

Physical Therapy can:

 

  • Provide guidance in gradual transition back to running.

  • Bridge the gap between recovery from an injury and a successful return to running.

  • Help you meet your training and racing goals.

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DeeAnn
Dougherty

Andrea is certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion by The American Institute of Balance.  In addition to her work in concussion and vestibular training, Andrea is an experienced orthopedic PT and Athletic Trainer of 23 years, working with a wide variety of bone and joint related issues.

Our Specialist in Physical Therapy for Recovery & 
Race Preparation

DeeAnn Dougherty received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from Mankato State University and a certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in 1981. She is an Orthopedic Specialist certified by the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Dee Ann is a USA Track & Field Level II Long Distance Running Coach, with a coaching certification from the Road Runners Club of America, and served as a coach for both the beginning and advanced Portland Marathon Training Clinics for 20 years. DeeAnn has been a committed distance runner for 50 years.

Learn more about DeeAnn >

What to Expect:
 

Your Physical Therapist will do a detailed assessment of your joint mobility and strength in order to design a customized program that will both mentally and physically prepare you to successfully return to running.  You and your Physical Therapist will work closely to evaluate your goals, prepare for the future, and create an individualized training program. 

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Biomechanical Assessment:
 
  • Flexibility

  • Strength

  • Balance

  • Alignment

  • Gait Analysis

  • Shoe Evaluation

 
Treatment:
 
  • Corrective and supplemental exercises

  • Personalized training plan

  • Strategies to avoid pain and injury

  • Shoe recommendations

  • Custom orthotics if necessary

  • Guidance and support to help you meet your goals

Connect is committed to helping you become the best version of yourself!