I started running last year and Cat and the custom performance team helped me overcome injuries - ankles and knee- correct my running form, and achieve my goals! Two half marathons in less than a year. This team made the impossible possible with care and kindness from the front desk to the PT table.
Entire staff are professional and the place runs like a well oiled machine. Facilities are clean, spacious, and modern with boutique gym vibes. I'm in great care under Kathleen - her approach is very practical and centered around addressing and fixing the underlying issue of injury. She answers all of my questions directly and patiently.
I love Custom Performance and have been going there for over a year. I first came here because I was having knee and ankle pain and wanted help from people who knew running and loved the sport as much as I did. Over that past year, Cat has supported me through a stress fracture, trained me to be a stronger and safer runner, and greatly improved my running form. Best of all, Cat has honored my goal of "being able to run until I'm 85" and allowed me to focus on injury-prevention and getting comfortable with outdoor running instead of other goals that aren't as important to me, like speed. I wish I could go to Custom PT forever!
Working with Kathleen at Custom Performance has made a HUGE difference for me. I have seen more than a half dozen other physical therapists in the last five years or so, and though some have been helpful in other ways, none have been able to help me return to running. Indeed, several practitioners over the years have CAUSED me injuries in their offices, doing their exercises, under the PT's supervision! - these injuries have each taken months to recover from.
Kathleen is, by stark contrast, WONDERFUL at getting people of all body types safely back to running - in just a few visits, my ability to run has been transformed. I am so grateful for Kathleen's expert analysis, both on the treadmill and off, and for her expertise, including the range of exercises she has at her finger-tips to recommend for my specific situation.
I do most of my exercises at home, with visits once a month or so to check in and get updates as I progress. Kathleen has been very understanding about working with my schedule and what works best for ME given my ability to do the exercises accurately and safely at home once they have been clearly explained.
I feel very appreciative of how she has enabled me to get back to running in a way that minimizes my risk of future injury.