Emma P.

As a former Division 1 distance runner -- and running nerd for life -- I've been really frustrated when dealing with persistent hamstring tendinopathy that started during my final track season last spring. After moving to New York in the summer, I needed someone who understood my love for running and who took my urgent need to heal as seriously as I did. Starting PT in September, it has been a long road, but despite the persistent nature of this injury, Kathleen has stuck with me every step of the way. She's given me massage work and graston therapy, countless exercises, a run-walk program, and 2 gait analyses. She's supported me through a cortisone and PRP injection, and sent me several articles and detailed descriptions of the injury itself and my underlying mechanical issues. Now, she's coaching me through a gradual return-to-running program using Custom Performance's Alter-G and state of the art mini-gym, and helping me to transition to a running club when I'm able to. I even got to meet many of my lifelong running idols, Kara Goucher, Sara and Ryan Hall, and Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, at Custom Performance's amazing Empowerment Through Running event leading up to the NYC marathon in November. Overall, Custom PT and Performance is SUCH a gem! Come for the people, stay for the Alter-G and awesome running connections and events, and have faith that no matter what you're dealing with, the folks at Custom Performance can help.