BreakThrough Physical Therapy to Host Runners Clinic at Owen Drive Clinic

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BTPT staff to conduct injury prevention screenings for recreational runners.

BreakThrough Physical Therapy’s (BTPT) highly trained physios will host a runners clinic, An Injury Prevention Screen for the Recreational Runner, from their Owen Drive location on May 24, 2014 from 12-4 p.m.

The clinic will feature five assessment stations where participants will complete a series of tests and measures designed to evaluate movements in a variety of different ways. First, participants will be asked to answer a brief questionnaire related to training level, injuries and pain, and goals as a runner. Once your physio has an understanding of your running history, he or she will use ultrasound imaging to identify abnormalities in anatomical structures that may be causing you pain or put you at risk for injury.

At the third station, your physio will perform a Y-Balance test and lower quarter screen. These functional tests allow your physio to assess deficits related to strength, flexibility and functional movements. Next, participants will run briefly on the treadmill while a BTPT physio takes a brief video. By slowing down the footage, your physio can perform a biomechanical analysis and identify any movements that may be negatively affecting your running.

At the final station, you’ll meet with your physio to discuss and interpret your results. You may also receive corrective exercises as well as possible options for treatment and future care.

"As an avid runner, I understand how important it is to stay pain and injury free,” said Kyle Botten, PT, DPT, CSCS*D, and physio at the Owen Drive clinic. “We look forward to helping runners meet their running goals while reducing the risk of injury.”

The screening costs $40 and will take approximately 30-45 minutes per person. Participants should bring shorts, running shoes, and any orthotics or braces they regularly use. Sign up is not necessary, but participants may call 910.483.9300 to register prior to the event to minimize wait time.

About BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT):
BreakThrough Physical Therapy (BTPT) is a private physical therapy practice with seven locations in Cameron, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Morehead City, and Winston Salem, North Carolina. BreakThrough Physios pride themselves in having advanced training in delivering hands-on treatment to achieve optimal results in a shorter timeframe for patients suffering from all orthopedic conditions. Common conditions treated include sports and work related injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, and muscle and tendon disorders. For more information visit

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