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Running Program by Physiotherapists (Who Actually Run!)


  • Physiotherapist with specialized running injury training and 9+ years of experience treating casual runners, half marathon runners, marathon runners, and ultra-marathon runners.
  • An initial assessment specific to running, including analysis of technique, muscle recruitment, movement patterns and strength.
  • Review your shoes to make sure they are appropriate for your running style.
  • Hands-on treatment to improve mobility, decrease pain and help you with exercises.
  • An individualized home exercise program to improve upon your weaknesses, increase your performance and prevent injury.

Meet January Muhlbeier

Running is hands-down one of the most versatile and accessible forms of full-body exercise. All you really need is a pair of shoes (usually), a surface to run on, and you’re good to go! The possibilities are endless, whether it’s trail running, cross-country, barefoot, winter, sprinting, jogging, 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons, marathons, ultra-distance, triathlons, Ironmans, treadmill, track, or just chasing after your kids, your dog, or your secret pet raccoon named Jerry (we won’t tell anyone!).

The beauty of running is that it’s something we can enjoy throughout our lives. We start as kids, and I’ve had the pleasure of treating people of all ages and experience levels.

I’m always in awe of runners. The passion and dedication you put into running are truly inspiring. That’s why my first continuing education course after school was all about running injury treatment and prevention. I’ve since worked with all sorts of runners, from casual weekend warriors to ultra-marathon enthusiasts. For four years, I was part of a multi-disciplinary team that included a sports medicine physician, an orthotist, a running coach, and me, the physiotherapist! We helped runners recover from injuries and fine-tune their technique to reach new personal bests.

Working with so many different runners has shown me the importance of a holistic approach to help you achieve your goals. I can’t wait to meet you and get started on this exciting journey together!

Running Specific Assessments

My aim is to create running assessments tailored to your needs, focusing on your concerns, strengths, and weaknesses. No matter if you’re a sprinter or a long-distance runner, I’m here to help you move more efficiently. We’ll dive into movement analysis and physical assessments by carrying out running-specific tasks and using video to examine your technique.

Together, we’ll develop an action plan to ease your pain and fine-tune your running style, boosting your confidence with every stride. Your customized interventions may involve running-focused workouts, movement drills, muscle re-patterning exercises, hands-on manual therapy, and additional treatments as needed.

Some common issues we often tackle include hip and knee pain, hamstring tendinosis, glute discomfort, back pain, ankle sprains, and Achilles tendinosis. So, let’s get started on helping you conquer your running challenges and reach your full potential!

Technique Analysis

Thanks to the wonders of modern video tech, it’s never been simpler to analyze your running technique. Many injuries can be sidestepped or managed by tweaking your stride or rhythm. The first step to improving your movement is actually seeing how you move!

Muscle Recruitment

Running is all about striking that perfect balance of efficiency, power, and stability. To run effortlessly and dodge those pesky injuries, it’s crucial to recruit your muscles effectively. By optimizing muscle recruitment timing and using the right techniques, you’ll boost your running performance and keep pain at bay.

Strength Assessment

Whether you’re into sprints or marathons, your lower body, core, and upper body strength and coordination are key. We’ll run a personalized assessment to pinpoint your weak spots and figure out how to tackle them. This will help you run better, hurt less, and enjoy the sport even more.

Shoe Review

Different types of training and foot strike preferences call for different shoes. Let’s review your current kicks to ensure they’re supporting you and your goals. If you’re puzzled about uneven shoe wear, we’ll join forces to uncover the perfect solution.

Hands-on Intervention

Our in-clinic treatment options will give you insights into moving more smoothly. Plus, it complements your exercise plan. Expect hands-on therapies like soft tissue techniques, intra-muscular stimulation, functional dry needling, cupping, or joint mobilizations.

Therapeutic Exercise

Every in-clinic treatment plan comes with a tailor-made home exercise program to address your unique needs. With a focus on balance, strength, proprioception, and range of motion, our goal is to get you running faster and completely pain-free. So, let’s do this together!

Ready To Improve Your Running Technique and Prevent Injury?

Book an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists today and take the first step toward achieving your running goals.


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Vivian Overton


Vivian graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2010. She moved to Calgary and has worked in private practice in Calgary since January of 2011 (Maximum Potential Physiotherapy since 2013 and Country Hills Physiotherapy since 2016). Vivian has a large focus on assessing and treating the body as a…

January Muhlbeier Physiotherapist

January Muhlbeier


January graduated from University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education. After a year working as a kinesiologist, she completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2013. Having realized that being able to see and experience the mountains were an integral part of her well-being, she returned to Alberta….

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Jessica Claflin


Jessica came to Physiotherapy by way of Veterinary Sciences. As a Veterinary Nurse (Animal Health Technician), she was inspired by the remarkable outcomes she was seeing in my four-legged patients who received physiotherapy. Her desire to learn more motivated me to return to school. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from…

Matt Wylie Physiotherapist

Matt Wylie


Matt graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta after completing an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Originally from the Okanagan, Matt was drawn to the mountains in Alberta to pursue competitive cross-country skiing, staying in Alberta to pursue his education. Matt grew up playing…

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Selena Nemeth

Registered Massage Therapist

Selena is trained in myofascial deep tissue, prenatal, relaxation, orthopedic assessment and treatment of over 20 conditions including a focus on TMJ extra/intra oral massage. She is experienced in Swedish and non Swedish techniques, hydrotherapy, manual lymphatic drainage, joint play and remedial exercise. She will further develop and specialize through continuing education programs and other…

Stephanie Kezar RMT

Stephanie Kezar

Registered Massage Therapist

Stephanie has been a RMT for 10 years. She graduated her remedial massage therapy course at Mh Vicars in 2011. Stephanie has treated many array of injuries and conditions in the 10 years she’s been a RMT. Some of which are, scoliosis, TMJD, carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, MVA’s and many…

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Stephanie Giebelhaus-Pedersen

Support Personnel

I worked as a Neuro-rehab nurse at the Foothills Hospital for 10 years before having my 3 children. While my kids were young I co-founded and ran an event management business. During that time I also started an at home bakery business which I still do part time. Now that my kids are older I’ve…

Tina Marie Lomond Registered Massage Therapist

Tina Marie Lomond

Registered Massage Therapist

Tina Marie graduated from Mount Royal University in 2015 as a registered massage therapist. With over 15 years working in the Spa and wellness industry, Tina finds her passion in healing and providing hands-on therapy to clients with various injuries and chronic pain conditions. As someone who has experienced chronic pain on a personal level…

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Brittney Grant


Brittney is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program from the University of Alberta. Prior to her graduate studies, Brittney completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. During her Master’s degree, Brittney completed additional courses…


Nishia Richard

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Nishia enjoys working with people and helping people lead a life of wellness and health, so Nishia always knew she wanted to be in health care. Nishia graduated from CDI college in 2007 as a massage therapist and since then has loved her career and always aspires to learn different techniques to help people get…


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