Runner's Knee Layton


Layton Physical Therapist for Runner’s Knee Injuries


Achy knees, sharp pain that increases with activity, and/or dull, throbbing pain are typical complaints of runners. This pain is common in those who have poor form, poor balance, or weak muscles. Typically called “runner’s knee,” there are actually a few unique injuries that can cause similar types of knee pain in runners:

For Injured Workers:
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome - This type of injury causes pain in front of the knee, around the kneecap, and under the kneecap. The most common knee injury, patellofemoral syndrome also affects cyclists, climbers, and those who sit for excessive periods of time (desk workers).
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome - IT Band injuries cause pain on the outside of the knee. The IT band is a huge tendon that runs from the side of your thigh to your knee - if you are running with poor form, this band can become tight, causing a sharp pain when you run.
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis - Bursae are small jelly like sacs positioned between bone and soft tissue to reduce friction. Excessive hill running, poor form, and tight hamstring muscles can cause friction and inflammation in the bursae, leading to a dull pain that is located on the inside of your knee a few inches below your kneecap.

Knee pain caused by running or similar activities is often hard to diagnose on your own. Rock Run physical therapy in Layton specializes in sports physical therapy and runner’s knee is a common injury we see and treat everyday. Often, mild forms of runner’s knee can be treated at home with the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevate). If home care does not heal your pain, however, you should consider visiting our office.

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At Rock Run Therapy, your physical therapy and physical rehabilitation needs will be solved.

With the proper guidance from a Rock Run Layton physical therapist, you can have your injury sorted out in no time. After you have been evaluated, your physical therapist will design a personalized program for your injury. Most runner’s knee physical therapy exercises focus on strengthening the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings. By strengthening these muscles and improving flexibility, less stress is put on your knees when running, cycling, or jumping. At Rock Run, our goal is to have you running injury free. When you visit our office, you can heal your current injury and continue the sport you love pain free. For the best physical therapy in Layton for runners, contact us today.

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We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

Meet the Team


Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Annie Calder

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Rock Run Physical Therapy offers FREE Workshops to help educate the community on a variety of subjects. They have been very well received and seats fill up fast! All the Workshops are educational, interactive, and entertaining. At the workshops, you will get to meet people who are having the same questions and problems as you AND you will get to have your questions answered!

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