Running Assessments

Most runners have been given very little instruction in how to run with the exception of “Go buy nice shoes and don’t run too far, too fast, too soon”. As physical therapists, we are uniquely qualified to address and prevent injury and help you establish a more efficient running technique to maximize your running potential. We are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating common running injuries such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, runner’s knee, shin splints, pulled muscles, strains, sprains and more. We are passionate about keeping our athletes moving and on the road doing what they love to do.

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David Barnes, PT, MSR


David has been practicing physical therapy since 2001 after graduating with his Master’s Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has a biology degree from Francis Marion University. ​ Growing up here in Florence, David has a deeply rooted passion for serving his community. He strongly believes that the patient’s needs come first and his goal is to empower them to take control of their own health. David has worked extensively with patients seeking relief from neck and back pain and has many success stories in the treatment of spine related issues including neck pain, disc disorders, Sacroiliac (SI) dysfunctions, and sciatica. His current interest is incorporating his knowledge of spinal mechanics to improve efficiency of lifting and sport specific rotational power. He enjoys working with athletes in the performance realm to maximize their potential and has particular interest in working with runners and golfers. He is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute.