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Runners Physical Therapist

SOLVE YOUR PAIN AND KEEP RUNNING FOR A LIFETIME

Movement is Medicine
75% of runners have a running-related injury every year.
But we don't think that's a reason to stop running...  We can help you recover from injury and pain and help you KEEP running! 

Don't Waste Your Time NOT Running

You don't have to keep wondering why you're in pain during or after you run.

 

 

We can help you understand what's going on and exactly what to do about it so you can keep running.

Understand Your Pain

Gain Confidence in Your Body

Become a More Resilient Runner

Keep Running with Your Friends

Have a Plan Long-Term Running

Are You Experiencing... 

Pain During Runs

Pain That Keeps You From Running

Pain After Runs

Life Is Too Short to Not Enjoy Running! 

We know how frustrating it is to have pain mess up your plans and goals with running. 

What's even worse is when it keeps coming back and never fully resolves... leaving you feeling helpless and confused.  All the while, keeping you from running the way you wish you could! 

Too many people are stuck in an endless cycle of "resting"  and medications & injections that never truly solve the issue.  

Unfortunately, this often leads to quitting running altogether... usually thinking, "I must be getting too old" or "I guess this is too hard on my body." 

It Doesn't Have to Be This Way!

We believe your body is resilient and capable of healing with the right plan. 

You CAN continue to run, and you deserve help to get there. 

Here's How It Works... 

STEP ONE

Find the Root Cause of your Pain

We'll thoroughly assess you to figure out what's really going on and what needs to be done to solve it.  

STEP TWO

Solve Your Pain

Together we'll come up with a plan that will focus on getting you stronger, more mobile, and pain-free.  We'll help you stay active and improve your runs while taking care of your problem areas.  

STEP THREE

Provide a Longterm Solution

Build strength and resilience so you can run for a lifetime. We'll show you how to keep improving so that you can live life on your terms without fear of pain. 

What Other Memphis Runners Like You Have Said About Us

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While training for my first 70.3 Ironman in Memphis this year, I started having hip & knee pain that was causing me to not be able to complete my workouts.

 

Thanks to Dr. Sara’s help I was able to complete my 1st 70.3!

- Dianne

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BIG LOVE FOR 901 PT!!! I cannot say enough good things about this place - I've been to other physical therapists before, but none have actually taken the time to get to know me as a whole person, helped me understand my injury, and given me a whole host of ways to treat and prevent it.

 

Because of Dr. Sara Michael, I am back to competitive running after nine months off. 

- Jessica

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I wish I could give 901PT more than 5 stars. They have been absolutely amazing, I went in for a foot injury that had been going on for nearly a year. I’d seen multiple PTs regarding the issue but had made little progress towards healing. 6 weeks with Clay, and it was completely resolved. I can not recommend 901PT enough!

- Caitlyn

Many runners come to us discouraged with their pain and feeling doubtful about real change.

If you've tried physical therapy in the past and it wasn't what you were hoping for, we guarantee that working with 901 Physical Therapy will be a completely different kind of experience.


We promise to invest the time and patience it takes to give you answers and a plan for long-term results. We work with people of all ages and can help you with specific strategies for running longterm. 
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Hurried appointments and quick fixes won't solve your pain and keep you running long term.

If you're ready to tackle the problem and deal with it once and for all, we'll guide you through the process step-by-step.

 1. Understand Your Pain

 We'll start with a thorough assessment to understand your body and listen to your concerns.  We'll tell you what it's going to take to achieve your goals and agree upon a customized plan forward.  

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2. Stick to the Plan

A comprehensive treatment plan will include regular appointments and an at-home exercise plan.   Our mutual commitment to the plan will ensure that you make consistent progress and reach your goals.  

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3. Crush your Goals! 

With a consistent focus on education, strength, and mobility, you'll overcome your injury and be able to tackle your running goals! Whatever they are, we'll help you make it happen. 

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Most people’s pain hangs around much longer than it needs to because it never received proper diagnosis and treatment.

 

  Waiting for it to go away usually doesn't work, and the longer you wait, the more time you spend not running the way you want to.

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Reasons Why Your Pain May Be Hanging On

 
1. You were hoping it would go away, but it didn't.

2. You went to a physician who gave you expensive imaging, told you to rest, and to take painkillers.  If the medicine helped, it was only temporary and the pain came back. 

3. A friend or family member told you that pain with running is part of getting older so you just accepted it.  

4. You tried visiting other health professionals for help but their treatments didn't seem to help for long. 

5. You Googled your symptoms and tried exercises you found on YouTube but it didn't help or made it worse! 

6. You thought resting and stopping running would help but as soon as you tried to ease back into it, the pain was back. 

Now the question is,
 
"How can 901PT help you overcome pain and injury to be a successful long-term runner? 
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Custom Running Assessment

RUNNING HISTORY AND PAIN REVIEW

Analyze your running history and past or current pain to get the big picture

MOVEMENT & MOBILITY SCREENING

Test your strength & mobility to uncover areas that may lead to injury or pain

SLOW-MOTION VIDEO FORM ANALYSIS

Watch your running technique to find out what mistakes you're making so we can correct them.

CUSTOM HOME PROGRAM

 

 

Receive a strategic custom program to address your limitations and build strength in your running.

BIG LOVE FOR 901 PT!!! I cannot say enough good things about this place. 

 

 I've been to other physical therapists before, but none have actually taken the time to get to know me as a whole person, helped me understand my injury, and given me a whole host of ways to treat and prevent it.

 

Because of Dr. Sara Michael I am back to competitive running after nine months off. This is my go-to recommendation whenever someone is trying to find a physical therapist. 

 

- Jessica


There’s a reason why this place has 5 star reviews only. The staff at 901PT is impeccable. Dr. Clay is a genius when it comes to his craft.

 

Dr. Clay looks at every case as an individual case, not a “textbook case”. His analysis and plans are insanely intuitive.

 

I returned to running, hit a new PR, and I can only attribute that to the great work at 901PT. Before wasting money going to get an X-ray or MRI try this wonderful team first!

-Cedric Foster

Dr. Clay is amazing and unlike any traditional DPT I’ve ever seen, I would give him 20 stars if I could. After 4 months of fighting ITB syndrome/knee issues and several doctor visits, I finally scheduled a consult.

 

Going in, I was unable to run more than 1 mile without sharp pain.

 

I'm now able to run 20+ miles with NO pain. I’m now training for my next ultramarathon with 0 pain and running more efficiently and faster than ever before. If you’re fighting nagging injuries, give 901PT a call today. You’ll be back running in much less time than traditional PT!

Christy Brewer

I had a great experience @ 901PT! I had been dealing with nagging foot pain for years, and after just one session, I could already tell the difference in my function and performance. I was able to shave 10% off my marathon time! Personal attention is unparalleled. Worth every penny.

Jen O'Bryan

Things That Make Pain Last Longer Than It Needs To

1. Rest-  Rest can be helpful for initial inflammation for a day or two, but movement is necessary to solve the real issue.  You need to be moving, and you need to be doing the RIGHT movements for your particular situation. 

2. Relying on wearing a support or boot-  It can be helpful but it will not solve the problem, and it just delays getting real treatment

3. Relying on medications or injections-  They can help with temporary inflammation flare-ups or numb the pain, but they definitely do NOT solve the problem and can mask the real issue. This can lead to further tightness and make the problem worse.

4. Hearing that you have arthritis or degenerative joint problems that can only be fixed by injections or surgery-  The vast majority of the time this is simply NOT true! People are told all the time to just deal with the pain until they’re ready to have surgery or another injection, and this is bad advice in a lot of cases and will prolong the pain or prevent you from getting needed treatment.

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If you’re tired of pain getting in the way of your running, and you're ready to take the first step in eliminating it, we can help. 

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