Running injuries are extremely common to see in just about any physical therapy clinic.
Just like anything else, there are some things you need to know to take great care of these endurance athletes.
In this podcast, I’m joined by endurance athlete specialist, Chris Johnson. We talk about common running injuries, returning them back to their sport, and how you can build a niche practice working with these athletes.
Chris completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, where he earned a bachelor of science with distinction while completing a senior thesis in the physical therapy department under Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler.
Chris was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team, scholar-athlete, team captain in 2000, and recipient of the Lee J Hyncik award for excellence in athletics and academics. He remained at the University of Delaware to earn a master’s degree in physical therapy while completing an orthopedic/sports graduate fellowship under Dr. Michael J. Axe of First State Orthopedics.
Following graduation, he relocated to New York City to work at the world-renowned Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) of Lenox Hill Hospital as a physical therapist and research assistant. He remained there for the ensuing eight years until 2010, when he opened his physical therapy and performance facility, Chris Johnson PT PLLC, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
In 2013, Chris relocated to Seattle to further pursue his professional work while taking advantage of a more active, outdoor lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after arriving, he founded Zeren PT LLC to provide unparalleled physical therapy and performance coaching for multisport athletes in the Pacific Northwest. Chris is also the co-founder and CEO of RunCadence LLC, which is an IOS app that helps runners apply step rate manipulation to their training.
Outside of his professional work, Chris races triathlon at the amateur elite level. He is a three-time Kona Qualifier, and one of the dominant age group athletes in long course triathlon. Chris is also extensively published in the medical literature, a sought after international public speaker and a consultant to several of the world’s top endurance athletes.
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– Instagram: @chrisjohnsonthept