The Spaulding National Running Center specializes in patients that have gone through one or more courses of physical therapy, yet remain sidelined or limited due to injury. Because we specialize in these difficult cases, our approach is unique to standard physical therapy clinics. Our treatment paradigm consists of a thorough initial assessment and follow up treatments (more information below). We can accommodate patients from beyond the Greater Boston region, where a return to the SNRC for follow up is not feasible. We believe that almost everyone that wants to run should be able to pain-free, and we work hard to accomplish this for our patients.
We base our approach on evidence, including our 25 years of research focused on the relationships between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injuries in runners. The ongoing research in the SNRC laboratory, and that of others, continues to inform our clinical practice.
The initial assessment is a self-pay evaluation performed by Irene Davis, PhD, PT, Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, and a physical therapist. New patients undergo an extensive evaluation, which takes approximately 3 hours.