Yes! We work with all levels (and all ages) of runners.
Dr. Weis is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 10 years of experience working with orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. She regularly works with injured clients to help them get back to pain-free running!
If you are injured, the best program to begin your training is the "PT for runners" or "week to week" option.
Many coaches and programs provide runner's with 6, 12, or 20 week cookie cutter training plans that don't give any guidance on strength and cross training or injury prevention.
Wise Running's programs include detailed therapeutic strengthening exercises as PART of the running plans. This means each runner receives specific, evidence based, injury preventing strength, stability, mobility and flexibility exercises built into their training.
Additionally, Dr. Weis is able to diagnose and treat running aches, pains, and injuries and is available for live and virtual physical therapy sessions. She is also able to provide runner's with medical doctor referrals in the NYC area.
You can always modify an existing plan or add additional weeks to your training plan.
If you are having trouble keeping up with your program, let us know! We can modify the program as needed to help you stick with your goals or realize new ones. You may modify your original program once, at no cost, but additional modifications will require a $25 charge. Each plan is tailor made for each runner; so when you need to make a change to your program, the subsequent weeks may need to be altered as well.
The first session is the evaluation session. This is where a thorough examination is conducted, a diagnosis is made, and treatment begins. Treatment typically includes a combination of manual therapy*, therapeutic exercise, and balance work.
*Manual therapy refers to hands on therapeutic techniques, including soft tissue massage, MET (muscle energy technique), myofascial release, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue massage), myofascial decompression aka cupping, and trigger point work.