30 episodes

Run without injuries or pain? Yep, you don’t need to be a frustrated runner that constantly has to stop running. That’s what I am here for…to teach, educate, and discuss all things related to staying healthy so you can continue to run into your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond!

Do you want to know how to shave time off your latest race PR? Do you want to continue training without having to be told to stop running in order for your injury to heal?

You could be an active adult looking to start a couch to 5k program or an experienced marathoner, we have something for you! We discuss practical ways to improve your running strength, training, nutrition, and mindset!

Host Dr. Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS is a practicing physical therapist, educator, researcher, running coach and founder of SPARK Physical Therapy, LLC.

Healthy Runner Podcast Duane Scotti: Physical therapist, runner, and podcaster

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Run without injuries or pain? Yep, you don’t need to be a frustrated runner that constantly has to stop running. That’s what I am here for…to teach, educate, and discuss all things related to staying healthy so you can continue to run into your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond!

Do you want to know how to shave time off your latest race PR? Do you want to continue training without having to be told to stop running in order for your injury to heal?

You could be an active adult looking to start a couch to 5k program or an experienced marathoner, we have something for you! We discuss practical ways to improve your running strength, training, nutrition, and mindset!

Host Dr. Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS is a practicing physical therapist, educator, researcher, running coach and founder of SPARK Physical Therapy, LLC.

    5k and Half Marathon | 3 Can’t Miss Tips with Coach Cat Aniballi

    5k and Half Marathon | 3 Can’t Miss Tips with Coach Cat Aniballi

    Do you want to know what you should do before a 5k race? 
    Do you know what the best way to prepare for a half marathon is?
    In this episode, those questions will be answered! I had the pleasure of talking with running coach, Cat Aniballi! She is so passionate about running and she will be sharing her own running secrets with you! She also shares information about the Wallingford Fishbein/YMCA Community 2020 Roadrace! 
    You get 2 running coaches sharing our top 3 can't miss tips that you can implement into your next 5k or half marathon! Whether the race is in person, or virtual, these tips will be beneficial!
    Connect with Cat: 
    Facebook: Cat Aniballi  Instagram: @hookoffthejab  For more information on the Wallingford/Fishbein YMCA Community Roadrace: 
    https://www.wallingfordymca.org/events/roadrace/?fbclid=IwAR3eUSWcjZmNRmqdw3xd1dwbjyOKjUyVlMsHWIj-xaRb2FrcGugTo7EbNK8  
    For more information on the BRAND NEW Team Healthy Runner Half Marathon Training Program:
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/half/  
    I hope these tips help you stay healthy doing what YOU love 💙
    SPARK Physical Therapy is located in the Greater New Haven region in Hamden, CT.  This episode in addition to the previous podcast episodes can serve as a guide to staying active, staying healthy, and just keep running!
    🏃🏻‍♀️ Health for Runners BY Runners 🏃🏻‍♂️
    ⚡️𝙎𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙆 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙮
    We Help Active Adults Be Able To Run Without Aches and Pains So You Can Feel Good About Yourself Again… [Even If You Don't Consider Yourself A Runner]
    Connect with Duane:
    Instagram @sparkyourtraining YouTube Channel- Subscribe To Get The latest Running Tip Join the Facebook Group Like the Facebook Page Send Me A Facebook Message Blog For Runners Inquire About Individualized Running Evaluation (virtual or in person) Twitter @scottispark ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    • 55 min
    UCAN Have Energy For Running | How To Avoid Hitting The Wall with Matt Bach

    UCAN Have Energy For Running | How To Avoid Hitting The Wall with Matt Bach

    Have you ever bonked on a race and want to know how to avoid GI problems with running?
    Do you want to know what causes fatigue with running?
    Would you like more energy for your runs?
    UCAN have energy for running and you don't have to bonk during your next event.  
    In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Bach, Director of Endurance Athletics at UCAN and he shared his own personal experience as Ironman champion and the origin story of the brand and products you know so well!
    In this episode, Matt shares with you:
    - What gives us energy for running?
    - What causes fatigue when running or hitting the wall?
    - What does running do to your stomach?
    - How do we avoid GI problems while running?
    - What is UCAN and where did superstarch come from?
    - What is different about superstarch?
    - The role of electrolytes in the “energy equation”
    - How Matt got rid of his injuries with physical therapy and strengthening exercises.
    For more information on how to properly fuel for your runs connect with Matt and UCAN:
    Website: https://ucan.co/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GenUCAN
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenUCAN
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genucan/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenUCAN
     
    I hope these tips help you stay healthy doing what YOU love 💙
    SPARK Physical Therapy is located in the Greater New Haven region in Hamden, CT.  This episode in addition to the previous podcast episodes can serve as a guide to staying active, staying healthy, and just keep running!
    🏃🏻‍♀️ Health for Runners BY Runners 🏃🏻‍♂️
    ⚡️𝙎𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙆 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙮
    We Help Active Adults Be Able To Run Without Aches and Pains So You Can Feel Good About Yourself Again… [Even If You Don't Consider Yourself A Runner]
    Connect with Duane:
    Instagram @sparkyourtraining YouTube Channel- Subscribe To Get The latest Running Tip Join the Facebook Group Like the Facebook Page Send Me A Facebook Message Blog For Runners Inquire About Individualized Running Evaluation (virtual or in person) Twitter @scottispark ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    • 52 min
    Running in Hot Weather During The Summer with Stephanie Blozy

    Running in Hot Weather During The Summer with Stephanie Blozy

    It is the dog days of summer 🥵 and we are currently running through the hottest part of the year and wanted to help you conquer running outside in the summer!
    🤔 Have you every thought to yourself …what temperature is too hot to run? Or do you want to know how to prepare to run in hot weather and continue your training despite the high temperatures?
    Then this episode is for you!! Stephanie Blozy is a former Meteorologist and owner of Fleet Feet West Hartford and was our special guest to drop some knowledge about running in the heat and humidity during the summer.
    In this episode, Stephanie shares the answers to the following questions and then some!
    Why is it so hard to run in the heat?
    Is it dangerous to run in extreme heat?
    What are the benefits of running in hot weather?
    How do you prepare to run in hot weather?
    What do you wear to run in hot weather?
     
    I hope you enjoy the interview!  Thank you for watching.
     
    This is a jam packed episode with many actionable tips for your summer runs, I hope you enjoy the episode and as always thank you for listening!
     
    Helping You Stay Healthy Doing what YOU Love 💙
     
    SPARK Physical Therapy is located in the Greater New Haven region in Hamden, CT.  This episode in addition to the previous podcast episodes can serve as a guide to staying active, staying healthy, and just keep running!
    🏃🏻‍♀️ Health for Runners BY Runners 🏃🏻‍♂️
    ⚡️𝙎𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙆 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙮
    We Help Active Adults Be Able To Run Without Aches and Pains So You Can Feel Good About Yourself Again… [Even If You Don't Consider Yourself A Runner]
     
    Connect with Stephanie at Fleet Feet in West Hartford:
    Instagram @fleetfeetwesthartford Check out the Fleet Feet website Like their Facebook Page @fleetfeetwesthartford Send an email: support@fleetfeet.com  
    Connect with Duane:
    Instagram @sparkyourtraining YouTube Channel- Subscribe To Get The latest Running Tip Join the Facebook Group Like the Facebook Page Send Me A Facebook Message Blog For Runners Inquire About Individualized Running Evaluation (virtual or in person) Twitter @scottispark ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    • 1 hr
    Nutrition Keys To Success For Running Races with Mike Mathewson

    Nutrition Keys To Success For Running Races with Mike Mathewson

    Do you want to know how to fuel and hydrate 💦 properly before you run your first virtual half marathon?
    Have you struggled with hitting the wall 🥵 during your previous races?
    Then this episode is for you!! Mike Mathewson from Crank Sports was our special guest and dropped some knowledge about running fuel and hydration.
    In this episode, Mike shares the answers to the following questions and then some!
    1. What is the different between simple sugars and complex carbohydrates?
    2. What is the best way to fuel for running? In terms of improving performance? Bars? Gels? Chews? Drinks? Fruit?
    3. How much water should I drink with energy gels?
    4. How many gels should I take during a half marathon?
    5. How to stay hydrated while running long distances?
    6. How do I know if I am dehydrated before a run?
     
    This is a science packed episode with many actionable tips for your long run, I hope you enjoy the episode and as always thank you for listening!
     
    Helping You Stay Healthy Doing what YOU Love 💙
     
    SPARK Physical Therapy is located in the Greater New Haven region in Hamden, CT.  This episode in addition to the previous podcast episodes can serve as a guide to staying active, staying healthy, and just keep running!
    🏃🏻‍♀️ Health for Runners BY Runners 🏃🏻‍♂️
    ⚡️𝙎𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙆 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙮
    We Help Active Adults Be Able To Run Without Aches and Pains So You Can Feel Good About Yourself Again… [Even If You Don't Consider Yourself A Runner]
     
    Connect with Mike and Crank Sports:
    Instagram @cranksports Twitter @CrankSports YouTube @cranksports Check out his crank sports website Like his Facebook Page @cranksports Send an email: service@cranksports.com  
    Connect with Duane:
    Instagram @sparkyourtraining YouTube Channel- Subscribe To Get The latest Running Tip Join the Facebook Group Like the Facebook Page Send Me A Facebook Message Blog For Runners Inquire About Individualized Running Evaluation (virtual or in person) Twitter @scottispark ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    • 46 min
    How Fast Should You Run? 3 Types of Runs and When You Should Do Them with Coach Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD

    How Fast Should You Run? 3 Types of Runs and When You Should Do Them with Coach Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD

    You are probably running too fast...or too slow

    • 43 min
    3 Simple Steps To Get Rid Of Your Upper Hamstring Tendon Pain Forever with Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD

    3 Simple Steps To Get Rid Of Your Upper Hamstring Tendon Pain Forever with Duane Scotti, DPT, PhD

    Do you get that stubborn pain at the top of your hamstring right where it connects to your "sit bone"? This could be a dull achy pain that gets worse after your runs or sitting for a long period of time during your work day or a long car ride.
     
    Have you thought…will it ever go away?
     
    Have you tried rest, ice, and stopping running but every time you try and go back that pain just doesn't go away?
     
    SPARK Physical Therapy is located in the Greater New Haven region in Hamden, CT and wanted to help you as a runner become stronger with specific strength training on how to fix hamstring tendon pain.
    In this episode Dr. Duane Scotti talks about what you need to know about Hamstring pain in runners.
    1. What is high hamstring tendonitis or butt pain in runners?
    2. Why you shouldn't be stretching your hamstrings!
    3. The best exercises for your hamstrings to help your body be more resilient with your running and prevent future injuries.
     
    Click Here for the LIVE video of this episode showing you the anatomy that we talked about during the episode: https://youtu.be/XU3N9kHoTFM
     
    Get more info on soft tissue care for runners here: https://sparkyourtraining.com/muscle-care/
     
    How to foam roll your hamstrings: https://youtu.be/YZFuobpR_kU
     
    Loading exercises for your hamstrings (single leg bridge and nordic hamstring curl): https://youtu.be/E1MsflyqbMA
     
    More loading and progression exercises for hamstring strengthening: https://youtu.be/zsv7dhCVL_0
     
    I hope you enjoy the episode and thank you for listening!
     
    Helping You Stay Healthy Doing what YOU Love 💙
     
    🏃🏻‍♀️ Health for Runners BY Runners 🏃🏻‍♂️
    This episode in addition to the previous podcast episodes can serve as a guide to keeping you healthy and running!
     
    ⚡️𝙎𝙋𝘼𝙍𝙆 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙮
    We Help Active Adults Be Able To Run Without Aches and Pains So You Can Feel Good About Yourself Again… [Even If You Are Stuck Inside During A Pandemic]
     
    Connect with Duane:
    Instagram @sparkyourtraining YouTube Channel- Subscribe To Get The latest Running Tip Join the Facebook Group Like the Facebook Page Send Me A Facebook Message Blog For Runners Inquire About Individualized Running Evaluation (virtual or in person) Twitter @scottispark ⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Listen & Subscribe:
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    • 40 min

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