COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS: 3DRunner in-person services has always been intended to provide one-on-one treatment. As such, there will be no other clients at our clinic at the same time. I will be taking proper precautions such as, but not limited to, wearing a mask, using gloves when requested, using hand sanitizer, and scheduling adequate time to clean equipment between clients.
Performing running analysis has been near to my heart because it help ME so much in my recovery from a slip and fall injury. In 2009, I slipped and fell on wet tile. Like any runner would, I gave myself a week off from running and resumed, with pain. I didn't realized it at the time, but in order to run with less pain, I changed my form. In two months, my run became a hobble. That was the start of my countless MD appointments, x-rays, MRIs, injections. I spent THOUSANDS of dollars. Finally in 2015, I took matters in own hands and began to look my running mechanics. That's when I realized, I was running differently then before. I studied what I can about running mechanics. At the time, I could barely walk without symptoms but after focusing on my running mechanics, I was able to race a half marathon. I even started running marathons after having my daughter. This is why running analysis is so important to me. It gave me a lot of information which was not seen in any x-ray or MRI and MDs didn't notice. A running analysis transformed my walk with pain to running a marathon. I want that transformation for you too!
I was always interested in how the body works, especially how one body part can impact the other and what injuries come from it. This interest lead me to a fellowship at the Gray Institute. During the fellowship, I learned how to assess the relationship between different body regions, how our body functions three dimensionally and how that plays a role in injuries. This perspective allows me to provide my patients and clients a more comprehensive approach to the musculoskeletal system.
While I was pregnant, I realized there was not a lot of information on women's health and post-partum therapy. Listening to my friends made me realize there is a large gap in knowledge of the pelvic floor. It is NOT normal to pee postpartum. It is NOT normal to have postpartum pelvic pain. So, I studied pelvic floor therapy. My education not only allowed me to help people with pelvic floor injuries (stress incontinence, diastasic rectus, pelvic pain, etc.), but I'm able to make the connections to apply those concepts to help clients with traditional orthopedic injuries, such as low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, hamstring injuries, etc. Having pelvic floor knowledge gives me a different lens to providing treatments in the orthopedic setting.
There is more to the pelvis then muscles and bones. This led me to dive deep into pelvic and viscera (organ anatomy). Understanding how these structures relate to general orthopedic injuries has given me a whole new way of assessment and treatment of the WHOLE BODY. After working 10 years in a physical therapy clinic, I'm excited establish my own space to provide my treatment approach which gets to the underlying source of injury to help YOU get back to your life INJURY FREE.