Physical Therapy for Runners

Physical Therapy Programs for Runners

Running injuries pose a unique problem for treatment as the nature of running makes it impossible to rest the injured area without discontinuing the sport. However, continuing to run when you’re experiencing knee pain, shin splints, hip pain, arch pain, leg pain, calf pain or other common injuries related to running could exacerbate the issue and make the pain and its source worse. Our team of experienced sports physical therapists will help you improve your injury while maintaining a safe level of physical activity. If you can achieve results that are satisfactory to you while continuing to run, then we will encourage and support you with the tools to do so.

Enjoy Running for Life with Health Loft Physical Therapy

Our team of knowledgeable Physical Therapists knows that reducing recovery time and reducing pain after a surgical procedure requires a multifaceted approach. We use strength, mobility, posture, overall health and education to help you have a happy and healthy recovery period.

Health Loft Physical Therapists in Chicago are here to Help

We have found the best way for treating running related injuries requires a multi-pronged approach – exploring strength, mobility, posture, general health, and education on how to best perform your daily activities.

Physical Therapy Treatments We Offer for Runners:


  • Kiniesio Tape
  • Rock Tape
  • Athletic Tape

Specialty Services

  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Dry Needling

Manual Therapy

  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Graston
  • Asytm Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
  • Mobilization
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Joint Mobilizations
  • HVLA manipulation

Movement Analysis:

  • Gait/Running Analysis

Postural Retraining

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Work Place

Specialty Approaches

  • Maitland
  • IPA Approach
  • Mckenzie Approach


  • Sport Specific Training

Exercise Program 

  • Warm-up/Cool Down Program
  • Strength/Stretching Program
  • Digital Exercise Program

Preventing Running Pain and Injuries at Home

  • Replace your running shoes every 500 miles or every 6 months

  • Pay attention to your running form and posture

  • Complete warm-up exercises before you run

  • Complete cool-down exercises and stretch after your run

  • If you are experiencing more pain than usual, take the day off from running 

  • Incorporate restorative activities like yoga into your exercise routine

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For more specific advice, tips, and exercises, check out our Articles and Instagram page. To schedule an assessment of your running injury or pain with one of our physical therapists in Chicago, IL you can call (312) 374 – 5399 or schedule an appointment online.