WE CAN HELP
DO YOU WANT TO START RUNNING BUT YOU'RE NOT SURE HOW?
Have you already tried, but without success? Come and learn with us. Whether you're a new or experienced runner, we will teach you what you need to know and give you the tools to succeed!
ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH PAIN OR INJURY?
Before your can run well; you have to move well! Strength, mobility and recovery work is essential, however can be confusing. We will guide you through this process.
DO YOU WANT RUNNING TO FEEL EASIER?
Running is a skill, everyone has a unique way of moving. Learn how you can run optimally to reduce injury and improve performance. Since 2014 we have helped thousands of people become better runners.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Can’t make it in to see us?
Learn and move with the experts at The Runner’s Academy from the comfort of your own home. Book an online tele-health session with one of our practitioners or check out our virtual classes. We offer live strength, mobility and recovery classes specifically designed for and taught by runners.
The chiropractic team at The Runner’s Academy uses a goal based approach to care. This means we first listen to you to understand what your goal actually is, whether it is getting out of pain, being able to move easier, run a marathon or just a kilometer. Once the goal is understood we can assess the key variables that are preventing or promoting you in achieving your goal. During the assessment, the variables that we may look at are joint and muscle function, movement patterns and if you are a runner; a video run technique analysis.
Our approach to physiotherapy blends evidence based manual therapy, exercise, pain science and communication to create the best environment for you to move, feel and perform better. Using this multi-faceted, one-on-one approach, we work with you to determine the underlying factors holding you back from achieving your goals. This may include assessment of specific muscle, joint and tissue function, movement patterns and your gait pattern.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
If you are looking for relief from muscle tightness, stiffness, pain or swelling; our registered massage therapists (RMTs) can assist in your recovery. RMTs are healthcare professionals that are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. RMTs are soft tissue experts who utilize a multitude of manual techniques in order to restore function to your musco-skeletal system
Naturopathic doctors are trained to recognize and diagnose diseases and health conditions, conduct diagnostic physical exams and run and interpret most blood and lab work. Naturopathic doctors are dedicated to thoroughly understanding what your experience of health is and what specific goals you want to achieve.
All of the personal trainers at The Runner’s Academy are registered kinesiologists with degrees from accredited Canadian Universities, and they also hold certifications with reputable strength training organizations. Our trainers take a personalized, goal centered approach to assessment, program design and motivation.
Psychotherapy is a process whereby psychological problems are treated through communication and relationship factors between an individual and a trained mental health professional. One of the main goals of psychotherapy is not to change you, but it is to build awareness, understanding, respect, compassion, empathy and acceptance toward yourself and others.
RUN VIDEO ANALYSIS
More and more people are running these days and here at The Runner’s Academy, we believe that running is definitely a skill. So, whether you are just starting out on your new found running experience or have been running for years, we think that understanding your own mechanics is very important.
BUILDING BETTER RUNNERS PROGRAM
This program; which was specifically designed by the team at The Runner’s Academy, will help to refine run mechanics, increase strength, power and speed potential, as well as help to increase resiliency from injuries.
Independent of your goals, we will take you through a full discussion of your previous health and exercise history, perform a movement and strength assessment, and carry out a full video gait analysis. From this assessment, we will determine your personal areas for improvement and discuss how this will relate back to your personal goals.
This state of the art treadmill is an amazing device and, using patented technology developed by NASA, allows you to exercise and move at a lighter weight! The Alter-G has the capacity to aid during the rehabilitation of a lower limb injury or simply get you through a nice easy long run. Through the Alter-G’s unique technology, you can lower your bodyweight by increments of 1% with the ability to unweight yourself up to a maximum of 80%.
THE RUNNER’S ACADEMY EDUCATION
Whether you’re a physiotherapist, chiropractor, coach, trainer or other healthcare professional, we’ve created a smarter approach to working with runners that will support your practice. The Runner’s Academy team is working at developing a course designed to help you develop the skills you need to maximize injury management, prevent recurrence, build resilience, and help athletes perform at their highest level. Stay tuned!