The Runner's Clinic

There are more than 35.9 million runners nationwide and more than 10.5 million people running an average of 100 days per year. Unfortunately, nearly 75% of all runners are injured each year, and most of these injuries are caused by overuse and training errors. This is why we have developed The Runner’s Clinic at Shady Grove Orthopaedics.

Grettel Collins, MPT, is a Physical Therapist and Director of the Running Clinic in the Germantown location. She is a running enthusiast who trains and competes in races ranging from 5K to marathons and possesses extensive knowledge in training and preparation techniques for races and triathlons. Grettel will coordinate with your physician to customize a treatment program to address your specific needs and goals.

Additional Information

Our Approach

The Runner’s Clinic is designed to help runners of all ability levels, from beginner to elite, stay safe. Our experts can help injured runners recover quickly from current injuries and reduce their risk of future injuries. We also help healthy runners improve their technique and prevent future injury.

Through a one-on-one running evaluation, injury risk assessment, and a customized treatment plan, we will analyze your current running mechanics, identify issues that may negatively affect your running, and make recommendations that will decrease your chances of suffering an injury. This includes assessing multiple areas ranging from body biomechanics, joint range of motion, strength, flexibility, treadmill running, footwear, and training technique.

At The Runner’s Clinic, runners of all ages and ability levels are evaluated by our physical therapist, who is specially-trained in the treatment and prevention of running injuries. Successful treatment of running injuries and a healthy return to running is based on a timely, accurate diagnosis and treatment. Your customized treatment program will minimize your injury risk and maximize your running performance, allowing you to redefine movement.

Our Services:

  • One-on-one running mechanics evaluation
  • Injury diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
  • Body biomechanics, joint range of motion, strength, and flexibility assessment
  • Customized treatment program to minimize risk of injury and maximize performance
  • Running technique tips
  • Nutrition and training advice
  • Footwear assessment and shoe and orthotic recommendations
  • Performance and running mechanic improvement

What to Bring:

A current physician’s prescription is required for your appointment.
Please also bring:

  • Current running shoes
  • Orthotic inserts, if applicable
  • Shorts and shirt appropriate for running

Appointment Information:

To schedule your appointment, please contact the Germantown office at 240-454-6790.

Located at:

Shady Grove Orthopaedic Associates: Physical Therapy, Germantown Office

19735 Germantown Road

Suite 120

Germantown, MD 20874