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Who We Are:

Learn more about how our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team can help you reach your running goal with experts in the running field including certified run coaches, a physical therapist, registered dietitian, personal trainers, and group fitness instructors.

How Can You Help Me?

Get down to the root cause of your pain or training sticking point so you can get stronger, faster, and enjoy lifelong injury free running!
Healthy Runner Coaching with Dr. Duane
  • Get your running SPARK back with 1:1 coaching with Dr. Duane
  • Run, body, performance assessment
  • Restore fundamental running movement patterns
  • Rebuild a stronger, resilient running body
  • Retrain a robust running form
  • Crush-it level performance training!
Group Half Marathon Coaching
  • A community focused team program for your running and life…
  • Get the run plan, exercises, nutrition, structure and support to hit your half marathon goal
  • Get the motivation, accountability, and special content from our team of Healthy Runner coaches
  • Special limited time enrollment ($297 for 12 week program)
  • Strong. Confident. Running
Strength Program For Runners
  • Run specific total workouts to do in your home or gym
  • Get in control and take the guesswork out with simple videos and spreadsheets with 7 custom run specific workouts
  • Get the workout plan, exercises, and structure to improve YOUR confidence and strength for running
1:1 Personalized Healthy Runner Coaching
  • Get stronger and faster so you can enjoy lifelong injury free running
  • Structure with online personalized run, strength, and nutrition plans for whatever your running goal may be
  • Accountability, motivation and consistency in your training with daily, weekly, and monthly coaching feedback
  • Support from a community of like-minded runners and our trusted team of Healthy Runner coaches made up of certified run coaches, a physical therapist, a registered dietitian, personal trainers and fitness instructors.

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About Us

Spark Healthy Runner was founded by Dr. Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD, OCS is a running physical therapist, run coach, host of the Healthy Runner podcast and has been a leader in the rehab and running community for 20+ years.

We are passionate about educating the running community that they don’t need to stop running to get over a running injury.  Through our signature 1:1 coaching program, weekly videos, and podcast episodes, the Healthy Runner coaching team empower runners to get stronger, run faster, and enjoy lifelong injury free running.  Dr. Duane truly believes that anyone can run and that all runners should be treated differently when recovering from an injury.  We are on a mission to change the traditional thinking that running causes “overuse injuries” or “your body is just not meant to run” and you must “take a break” to get better.  Through strength and run specific training you can grow a strong mind, strong body, and just keep running!

Spark is 5-Star Rated Run Coaching!





How Duane Can Help You

Resources for Runners

“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”

Kendyl R.

In April, I was diagnosed with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, or PHT. If you haven’t heard of it or experienced it, let me tell you…it’s a real pain in the BUTT! Not only did it derail my training (I’m a runner/cyclist), simply sitting for more than 10 minutes at a time was unbearable. There’s very little research out there on this injury and finding credible information on how to effectively treat was difficult. The initial advice I got from my ortho was to stop running, rest, and stretch. This did absolutely nothing to improve my symptoms or help me get back to running. In fact, stretching made it worse! I also tried massage, dry needling, shockwave therapy…nada. In September, I stumbled on a podcast with Duane where he spoke in depth about his own experience with PHT and how he beat it, and how he helped others overcome this stubborn injury. I was also intrigued by his philosophy of not having to give up the sport you love while recovering from injury. I contacted Duane for a consult and have been working with him on a customized, structured program focused on progressive loading of the hamstring tendon and supporting muscles WITHOUT giving up running! Gradually, my pain began to lessen and my strength has continued to increase. I am now running four days a week and am closer than at any point in the past 8 months to putting this injury in the rearview mirror for good. I’m looking forward to getting back to structured training and racing again in 2021…an unimaginable goal two months ago. Duane is awesome! His techniques and approach to injury rehab and prevention work. If you’re an athlete who has struggled with injuries that constantly disrupt your training, Duane is your guy!

Tim U.

Working with Duane has been a game-changer for my running. I’ve been in an endless cycle of injuries for the past five years and needed to make a change.

I connected with Duane through his Healthy Runner Facebook group, and then we began our virtual physical therapy visits. Virtual sessions work great for me because I’m constantly traveling and can access care wherever I reside. Even though I’m not in the clinic, I still receive the same quality of experience!

The best part is Duane is a physical therapist, runner, and coach, so he understands how important running is for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being! If you want to become a stronger, healthier, and faster runner, look no further!

Jenn H.


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