• Running Injuries

  • Treatments designed especially for the elite, competitive, or recreational runner of all ages and levels 

    At Preferred Physical Therapy of Kansas City, we not only know running, we love running. As runners ourselves, we understand the physical, emotional, and mental benefits that running provides. At Preferred, we will guide you through your recovery every step of the way. 

    What running injury services are offered at Preferred Physical Physical Therapy?

    Before designing a specialized and individualized treatment program, your physical therapist will first perform a thorough exam to assess joint alignment and mobility; muscle length, strength and balance; and any injured joints and muscles. With treatment the therapist will educate the runner about the problem plus issue a comprehensive home program with strategies to prevent future injuries. We also assess your shoes, coordinate with your shoe provider for the best equipment available for your condition and provide orthotics when necessary. 

    What kind of running injuries does Preferred Physical Therapy treat?

    • Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Patellar/Achilles Tendonitis
    • Stress Fractures
    • Shin Splints
    • Compartment Syndrome
    • Quad/Hamstring/Calf Strains
    • Ankle Sprains
    • Low Back Pain
    • SI dysfunction
    • Joint Instability
    • Trochanteric Bursitis


    What is the goal?

    Our goal is to return you to doing what you love – running - without pain or symptoms, injury-free and able to compete at your desired race or recreational status.