647-932-4377

Yonge & Eglinton - 2401 Yonge Street, LL01

Adelaide & York - 130 Adelaide Street W,  Suite 108

King & Yonge - 11 King Street W, C120

York Mills & Leslie - 801 York Mills, Suite 103A

Mississauga - 2021 Cliff Road

Athlete's CareRunner's Program

Designed to assess runners of all abilities with the intent of preventing or treating running-related injuries and a goal of becoming a life-long healthy runner.

647-932-4377

Direct billing to most insurance providers

If you are a runner with:

Some running experience

A current injury

Want to learn how to properly train for a race

Want advice and/or guidance on running

The Runner's Program at Athlete's Care is for you!  

Through a comprehensive functional assessment, video-recorded gait analysis, postural scan and shoe assessment, the team involved with the Runner's Program can help you reach your running goals.

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What does a video-recorded gait analysis look like? Watch it here!

Review

"Nate is an outstanding physiotherapist and running coach. Over the past year he has not only helped me recover from a nagging injury, but has coached me to become a better runner and athlete. He is very friendly, welcoming and attentive. He takes the extra step to put together training and progression plans and is always available to answer any questions. Whether you are just getting into running, wanting to take your running performance to a new level, or just need to see a great therapist to recover and strengthen from an injury, go see Nate!" I.C

Review

"Nate was amazing. I was seeking a second opinion for a running injury and he was so knowledgeable. He asked many questions to ensure the best care forward for the injury. He explained every step along the way and provided a robust and thoughtful recovery plan, with my input included. I felt all my concerns were addressed. Would recommend Nate to anyone." T.K

Review

"Clean on time friendly staff. Nathan was amazing and very professional and knowledgeable. I am booked to go back and excited to continue my care." M.S

Personalized Program

The Runner's Program designed to help you reach your goals

Detailed Assessment

Comprehensive Consultation

The program involves a comprehensive consultation and thorough assessment where we learn more about you. 

  • We will discuss: running history, experience, footwear, past injuries, past & current training, strength training and  goals.
  • The assessment includes: postural scan, functional assessment, video-recorded gait analysis on a treadmill, observation of current running shoes' wear patterns, specific mobility/strength testing.

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Individualized Treatment SessionsEffective, Quality Care

Following the initial assessment, your therapist will determine the best course of treatment for your condition and to help you reach your goals.  Treatment may include:

  • Discussion of your running mechanics (gait analysis)
  • Running shoe recommendation
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture or other modalities (ie. Ultrasound, Shockwave, Interferential Current etc)
  • Home exercise program
  • Taping/bracing
  • Education

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Easy BookingConvenient Locations

Our constant focus is always to provide you with the most effective treatment necessary to get you feeling better.

  • Easy online booking
  • Early morning and evening appointments
  • In person & virtual care

The Runner's Program is currently being offered at the following Athlete's Care locations:

Click on a location to book directly into one of our running expert's schedule.


Direct BillingInsurer Accepted

Our goal is to provide you with high quality treatments that are hassle-free.  The Runner's Program at Athlete's Care is administered by a Registered Physiotherapist. 


Program Pricing:

  • Runner's Program Initial Assessment: 1 hour session for $159.00
  • Runner's Program Follow-Up: 30 min session for $99.00
  • Runner's Program Follow-Up: 60 min session for $189.00

We are able to bill directly to most insurance companies on your behalf for treatments with a physiotherapist.  Not sure if you’re covered? Give us a call and we will direct you to the appropriate resources to find out.

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Meet the Program Lead Physiotherapist

Nathanael (Nate) Tsang, BScH.Kin, MScPT

Registered PhysiotherapistManual TherapyContemporary Medical AcupunctureRunner's Program Lead Physiotherapist

Nathanael (Nate) Tsang is a graduate of the Masters of Physical Therapy program at Queen's University. Prior to this, he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology degree, also from Queen's University.
Nate is an enthusiastic physiotherapist who utilizes a functional, comprehensive assessment approach to determine the cause of his patients' condition. Being a competitive distance runner himself for ASICS Canada, he has developed an expertise in treating runners of all levels, in addition to treating people who suffer from other common work-related or sports injuries.

Nate's treatments focus in on manual techniques, exercise-based rehabilitation, contemporary medical acupuncture, kinesio-taping, running shoe prescriptions, and patient education.

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Victoria DiSabatino, MScPT, BScKin(Hons)

Registered PhysiotherapistManual TherapyContemporary Medical Acupuncture

Victoria graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University with the Provost Honours award.
She is passionate about orthopaedic physical therapy and enjoys collaborating with patients to reach their goals through the use of education, individualized graded exercise programs, and manual therapy.
She has experience in the rehabilitation of sports and acute injuries, neck and low back injuries, post-surgical recovery, overuse injuries, chronic pain conditions, and neurological conditions among other things. 

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Alana Coutts, MScPT, BScKin

Physiotherapy Resident Neuro-proprioceptive Taping Manual Therapy 1

Alana graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in the co-operative education program, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology and a minor in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Her passion for rehabilitation stems from her love for sports and growing up playing competitive soccer. Her experience working as a kinesiologist with runners and athletes and, more specifically, post-operative knees and shoulders, further shaped her active and functional approach to rehabilitation.

Alana's main mission is to help get her patients get moving and back to enjoying the activities they love.

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Laura Gelowitz, MScPT, H.BScKin

Physiotherapy Resident Medical Acupuncture

Laura graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she received a bachelors degree in honours Kinesiology from McMaster University. During her time at McMaster, Laura was a member of the Women's Hockey team; served as a student strength and conditioning coach for the Men's and Women's Varsity Soccer teams; and was a student therapist for the Men's Football team.
Laura has worked with vast populations, including elite-level athletes, those with neurological conditions, pediatrics and older adults. She has experience treating acute and chronic sport-related injuries, pre-operative and post-operative patients and has a strong interest in optimizing movement patterns and preventing re-injury. Laura takes an active patient-centered approach to therapy that combines individualized exercise prescription, manual therapy, and education to help her patients achieve their goals and return to their meaningful life activities.

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Experienced Team. Trusted Professionals

At Athlete's Care we pride ourselves on providing a high standard of care to all of our patients, athletes and non-athletes alike. All of our locations are open for In Person care and we continue to offer Virtual Care sessions for patients who prefer to receive treatment in the comforts of home or who are unable to attend an in person appointment. Take a look at our COVID safety plan and the measures we have implemented to help keep you and our team safe:

Common, Treatable Running Conditions

  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Tightness
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Hamstring Tightness
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bursitis
  • Hip Tightness

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I'm not covered by insurance? Some patients do pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy. We accept most major credit cards, debit, and cash. We provide only the therapy you need, and we will empower you to supplement your in-clinic care with a home care program.  
Do I need to bring anything with me?If you plan on having insurance cover your treatments, bring your insurance information and we can look into whether direct billing for physiotherapy is an option with your insurance provider. Bring your referral or doctor's note, if you have one. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. 
What happens on my first visit? You will be thoroughly assessed by a Registered  Physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will develop an appropriate treatment plan and get you started with treatment right away.

Is a doctor's referral necessary?
A doctor’s referral isn't necessary, but in rare cases, our physiotherapist may need you to see your doctor or a sports medicine physician to get further testing done. Note that some extended insurance may require doctor’s referral to get reimbursements for physiotherapy as well.
What shall I wear? Comfortable, loose fitting clothing is suggested as specific areas in the body are subject for evaluation and treatment. For instance, if the issue is on you knee then it’s better to wear shorts or loose fitting pants that can be rolled up.
How many treatments do I need? Number of treatments depends on your condition and the severity of your injury. Everyone responds differently to their type of treatment, but you will know on day 1, before you leave, what is suggested.

The Runner's Program at Athlete's Care

Specifically designed to assess runners of all abilities

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