Physiotherapist Guided Running Programs
Accelerate your running
Take things up a notch.
Run Farther. Run Faster.
Train smarter and have the support you need along the way.
With the help of a physiotherapist, you can have a physical assessment and an individualized treatment plan alongside your running program.
Follow-up either in-person or online for your monthly running schedule developed to help you achieve your goals.
Planning starts from day #1 as your program needs to be developed according to your goals. Come race day, you will be ready!
Several studies strongly suggest that training errors get runners injured most of the time. Training errors are often also the reason that runners cease to improve.
Zone-in Your Training
Many runners run too fast when they are supposed to run slow, and too slow when they are supposed to run fast! Understanding training intensity is very important.
Intensity, duration and frequency of running and your other activities need to be carefully planned and monitored. You body will adapt to the mechanical stress it endures; however, a little too much and injuries can develop.
Gait is an interesting topic. What can we actually change? Just because we can measure it, does it mean we should change it? Are their risks to changing your gait? Learn what you need to know about your gait and whether or not you should consider changing it!
By having a physiotherapist assess you, develop your program and monitor your performance, you can make informed decisions about your training very quickly. Both in-person and virtual follow-up appointments are available.
Receive "hands-on" physiotherapy care and therapeutic exercise along with your running program.
Race / Goal Preparation
Depending on your goal there could be a lot of preparation involved. Mike has a lot of experience with race planning and factors this into follow-up appointments.
Training should be specific to what your goal is. If at all possible Mike tries to blend race day conditions into your training schedule.
There is a lot to consider sometimes. Here are some of the factors that Mike will consider before a race:
Race day logistics
Here is a little bit about Mike and his qualifications.
Mike returned to school in 2009 to become a physiotherapist after falling in-love with ultramarathons and trail running. He has competed in many of Alberta's ultramarathons. He hasn't actually kept a tally, but he believes he has finished at least 18 ultramarathons including Sinister 7 (4 time finisher), Lost Soul Ultra 100 miles (3 time finisher) and Blackfoot Ultra 100km (2 time finisher). Mike and his wife Christine have 2 amazing young children that keep them very busy. After a 6-year hiatus from the ultrarunning scene, Mike is proud to say he is back after finishing 176km at Ultra Trail Stokely Creek! His training regime has changed quite substantially since having kids and he calls it "the parenting program."
Registered Physiotherapist (PT)
Master of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Alberta (2016/17)
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) (with Distinction)
Graduated from University of Calgary in 2014.
The Running Clinic - Certified Professional
UESCA Ultrarunning Coach
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 1
Mike taken many other courses to enhance his physiotherapy practice. In some cases the course is not in the context of running, but all of these courses ultimately help him to assist runners.