For athletes of any experiencing needing PT -- and particularly for stride/gait analysis -- I recommend Kevin Vandi at Competitive EDGE PT in San Jose, http://www.compedgept.com/running-analysis.html As part of a ~1 hour gait analysis session he'll show you views of your stride & mechanics via video & software, and make recommendations. He works with a lot of runners, from joggers to ultramarathoners (as well as cyclists, and he's also a PT for the SJ Earthquakes soccer team). I've found him great at listening providing relevant exercises.
Kevin worked wonders for my daughter and her back injury. With his program she is not only free from back pain, but is stronger and exhibiting better movement patterns as a competitive dancer.Original recommendation
Trish Sandri Brown
Kevin is outstanding -- got our teenager set for D1 ball not only by getting her in shape, but more importantly, how to THINK about her fitness herself and why it is important to her game. 100% best use of our $$ in terms of teaching her to play strongly and safely -- thank you!Original recommendation
I'm a lifelong athlete but after I developed osteoarthritis in both knees, I thought my running days were coming to an end. Then my knee doctor recommended I talk to Kevin. He showed me how just a few small tweaks to my running style, together with a tailored strengthening program, could both reduce my knee pain and decelerate the progress of the OA. In just a few sessions, we've reduced the impact to my knees...Original recommendation
Great place to go for hi-tech healing for injuries, whether it's neck, back, achilles, etc. My 12 year old daughter first went to Kevin for her achilles heel injury which had been bothering her for over a year. With state-of-the-art technology and watching her movement in soccer and running, he was able to help heal her injury. she has stayed injury-free for months...Original recommendation
When my back went out in May and my physical therapist was out of town, I decided to try Kevin Vandi's Competitive Edge pt. I am so happy with the results! Kevin didn't just treat my symptoms, he studied how I moved, gave me exercises to relieve my pain and strengthen my muscles and, best of all, he gave me the tools I needed to manage my back in the future. In addition, Kevin helped me strengthen my knee's, which had been giving me problems for years, and he massaged away my two tennis elbows! I feel like I have my health back again!Original recommendation
In July, I joined my family on an amazing three week backpacking trip! I highly recommend Competitive Edge PT!