Athlete Footcare

As a physical therapist specializing in running athletes, we play a crucial role in managing all aspects of care for  runners of all levels, focusing on both prevention and treatment:


  • Gait analysis: Assess running form to identify biomechanical factors contributing to foot stress and potential injuries.
  • Footwear assessment: Analyze current running shoes for proper fit, support, and wear patterns. Recommend appropriate changes based on individual needs and training load.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises: Target key muscle groups around the ankles, knees, and hips to improve joint mobility, stabilize foot structure, and decrease stress on the feet.
  • Balance and proprioception training: Enhance stability and awareness of foot placement to reduce the risk of missteps and falls.
  • Education: Provide knowledge about proper foot hygiene, self-massage techniques, and early warning signs of potential problems.


  • Address common foot and ankle injuries: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, shin splints, etc. through manual therapy, modalities like ultrasound or electrical stimulation, and specific exercise programs.
  • Post-injury rehabilitation: Guide runners through a safe and effective return to training while minimizing the risk of re-injury.


Overall, as a specialized physical therapist, we can help marathon runners maintain optimal foot health by:

  • Reducing the risk of injury: Proactive strategies minimize the likelihood of foot problems hindering training and performance.
  • Improving performance: Optimized foot mechanics and injury prevention contribute to better efficiency and endurance.
  • Faster recovery: Prompt intervention and targeted treatment accelerate healing and get runners back on the road sooner.

By incorporating dedicated foot care into your training routine, marathon runners can enjoy a healthier, more successful running experience.

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