Does injury have you stuck on the couch?



You can find out exactly what is causing your pain and how to get rid of it. Getting to the bottom of your injury = returning to sanity.


These are just some of the running, athletic, and orthopedic injuries that can be treated effectively at Mountain Ridge Physical Therapy.

+ Knee

  • knee pain
  • knee sprains
  • patellofemoral pain
  • knee bursitis
  • kneecap pain (runner's knee)
  • patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee)
  • iliotibial band syndrome
  • meniscus tear
  • fat pad syndrome (Hoffa's syndrome)
  • knee injuries
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

+ Ankle and Foot

  • shin splints
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • posterior tibialis tendonitis
  • ankle tendonitis
  • foot tendonitis
  • ankle pain
  • foot pain
  • foot injuries
  • plantar fasciitis
  • ankle injuries
  • ankle sprains
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

+ Hip

  • piriformis syndrome
  • hip bursitis
  • trochanteric bursitis
  • hip pain
  • sciatica
  • iliotibial band syndrome
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

+ Back

  • low back pain
  • low back strain
  • lumbar pain
  • lumbar strain
  • sacroiliac (SI) joint sprain
  • sciatica
  • mid back pain
  • thoracic pain
  • thoracic strain
  • piriformis syndrome
  • pinched nerve
  • back injuries
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

+ Shoulder

  • shoulder pain
  • rotator cuff strain
  • rotator cuff (subacromial) impingement
  • rotator cuff tendonitis
  • shoulder tendonitis
  • shoulder bursitis
  • shoulder injuries
  • shoulder blade movement problems
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

+ Neck

  • neck pain
  • neck strain
  • cervical strain
  • pinched nerve
  • neck injuries
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

+ Elbow

  • elbow pain
  • tennis elbow
  • lateral epicondylitis
  • elbow injuries
  • elbow tendonitis
  • pinched nerve
  • myofascial pain
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain
  • muscle strain
  • pulled muscle
  • tendonitis
  • sports-related injuries
  • tendon and ligament injuries
  • overuse injuries
  • traumatic injuries

More about running injuries: 

Research indicates around 75% of runners will become injured within a year's time. Runners have specialized needs because of the high demands of their sport. It is my experience that runners both want and need more than the average physical therapy clinic can offer or provide to them. When you are on your third trial of Physical Therapy in the last year or two at a general clinic with the same problems resurfacing, it's time to try more specific approaches. 

Have you suffered from a running injury and been told simply to "stop running" in order to fix the problem? More often than not, this is the wrong treatment approach and can lead to further injury. Treat the problems, not the symptoms, and you will have a better chance at returning to the sport with your normal training volume. 


+ What makes the running injury treatment process at Mountain Ridge Physical Therapy unique?

Here, your running injury evaluation and treatment outcome is the result of a combination of several factors:

  • 8 years of licensed clinical experience as a Physical Therapist
  • 17 years of fitness and rehabilitation industry experience
  • 22 years of competitive running and sport experience
  • clinical expertise
  • new technology
  • recent research findings

Having had various running injuries myself over the years I understand what it is like to lose the ability to run. I want to get you back to the sport you love and eliminate problem areas before they become chronic issues that prevent you from running or force you to reduce your mileage.

The primary goal at Mountain Ridge Physical Therapy is to optimize your health and fitness as I strive to not only help you become a better runner but a better overall athlete who is more resistant to injury.

I expect the overall evaluation process to be the most thorough you would ever receive for a running injury in this region. The point is not for you to run on a treadmill and point out problems with X, Y, and Z." The point is to look at the variety of factors that cause you to run with a certain pattern and determine if those are normal for you or not. If they are not within normal ranges then we can address them quickly and effectively.