• VO2 MAX is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during exercise.  It is a combination of how much oxygen your lungs can take in and how efficient your muscles are in consuming and converting that oxygen for use.
  • Since oxygen is the most critical component to running a fast pace, your VO2 max is the best measure of your running fitness.
  • As you begin running your VO2 rate will increase and continue to increase until a point it can increase no more.  This plateau of where you can no longer utilize oxygen any faster is your VO2 max.
  • The higher your VO2 max, the better your fitness level.

At Run Raleigh PT, learn your VO2 MAX and then use this data to form an exercise plan to improve your fitness level and performance.  Click on the VO2 MAX tab for more info or e-mail abby@runraleighpt.com for rates and scheduling

dry needling     


What is Dry Needling?

Functional Dry Needling® (FDN) involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle in a muscle or muscles in order to release shortened bands and decrease trigger point activity.  This can help resolve pain and muscle tension, and will promote healing.  This is not traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but is instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective.



How many sessions are needed to be effective?

Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms.  The overall health of the patient can contribute as well.  Significant differences can be noted in just one session.


What conditions are treated with dry needling?

Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even injury prevention. Dry needling is an included technique at no extra cost in all physical therapy sessions if approved by patient.



Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

What is TMD?

TMD is characterized by jaw pain, restricted or excessive motion in the temporomandibular joint and tightness in the surrounding muscles.  There are many causes of TMD including injury, arthritis or other medical conditions.  People affected by TMD often experience pain with chewing and talking, and may report disrupted sleep due to jaw clenching and pain.

How can physical therapy help with TMD?

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Run Analysis

Why running analysis?

Run smarter, not harder.  This analysis is designed for runners and multisport athletes of all ages and skill levels with the goals of injury prevention and performance enhancement. Our expert and in depth analysis can detect running mechanics that have the potential for injury, as well as identify important factors the athlete can modify to train more effectively and to improve running performance.

Running Analysis Packages are available upon request
  • All patients scheduling physical therapy for treatment of running injuries or wishing to become more efficient will receive a 2D video gait analysis as part of their evaluation
  • ​Those wanting more for running, such as training plans and strengthening programs, can contact the physical therapists

3D gait analysis has arrived!

A Full-body assessment of your running technique, using 8 Motion Capture Cameras, which can take 400 frames per/s.

  • A comparison of your running biomechanics to our extensive database of uninjured elite runners.​
  • Individualized recommendations for training exercises (movability, strength and co-ordination) that will help to improve your technique and/or performance.
  • Animated 3D videos your running skeleton from front and side view. Give you insight into how your running biomechanics actually works.
  • “Real life” videos showing your running from front and side view.
  • A scientific and extensive web based report of the results of your running technique assessment.

Contact Abby Douek at abby@runraleighpt.com to book an appointment or ask further questions


Private Session - $75 (60 minute guided workout)
                                    $40 (30 minute guided workout)

Semi-Private Session - $40/client (60 minute guided workout with 2 clients)
Drop-ins - $25/60 minute session (independent workout, available as schedule permits)

Package - $200
Existing Clients trained in Red Cord
9 60 minute Independent Red Cord exercise session*expires 10 weeks from purchase date (gives you 1 session free)

* For more information click on Classes or e-mail abby@runraleighpt.com to learn how to schedule your sessions


Physical Therapy

  • One on one treatment by a licensed, board certified physical therapist
    • ​At Run Raleigh, you will always be seen by the same physical therapist so that you can have the consistent, individualized treatment you need to meet your goals quickly
  • Biomechanical evaluation to determine dysfunctional movement patterns
    • Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns to identify the ROOT of the problem rather then chasing the symptoms
  • Specialized corrective exercises and education
    • We believe that corrective exercises need to be individualized to each person so that you work efficiently to improve form and function
  • Video gait analysis to improve run form
    • 3D gait analysis now available
    • ​Whether you are looking to reach a personal record or run for the first time, video gait analysis can assist you in optimizing your form and allow you to enjoy running even in 2D form
    • ​Different phases of running can be as fast as 0.2 seconds, making them difficult to analyze with the naked eye
    • Slow motion video analysis allows our physical therapist to determine where your foot strikes the ground, whether you over stride and can even identify muscle imbalances that cause gait deviations
  • Dry needling
    • Functional dry needling is a technique that uses tiny filament needles which are safely guided into dysfunctional muscle tissue, or trigger points, to aid in the restoration of proper movement patterns
  • ​Manual therapy
    • ​Our therapists have been extensively trained through coursework and experience to perform soft tissue work, joint mobilization, spinal manipulation and movement re-education which combine to break dysfunctional patterns
  • ​Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization​​
  • Treatment of TMD - temporomandibular joint disorder; see below for more details