The Running PTs was founded on the concept that physical therapy should be skilled and results driven. Furthermore, injured patients should be able to use their insurance for this type of care. With our model, patients consistently work with the same specialized therapist. This subsequently allows for increased time for manual therapy and quicker return to sport.

The Running PTs Cary NC About Physical Therapy

Meet our Providers

Hayden Lundahl, PT, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Hayden is passionate about treating lower extremity injuries in runners, volleyball players, and all other endurance and power athletes. She is committed to not only understand “what” the root cause of the injury is, but “why” it is happening to prevent the chances of re-injury and allow for full rehabilitation through individualized and multimodal treatmentRead more about Dr. Lundahl.

Melissa West, PT, DPT, OCS is Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (less than 10% of physical therapists are board certified).

Melissa comes to the Running PTs having completed an orthopedic residency program and over five years of clinical practice in outpatient orthopaedics. Combining her personal experience and passion for running with her professional experience, Melissa finds joy in helping athletes overcome injury and accomplish their goalsRead more about Dr. West.

Alyssa Shupe, PT, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Shupe has had a passion for running for as long as she can remember. Now a full-time physical therapist here at The Running PTs, Alyssa hopes that she can use her shared injury experiences, passion for running, and acquired physical therapy knowledge to help keep her patients healthy and injury-free. Read more about Dr. Shupe.

Kimberly Batchelor, PT, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

A runner herself, Kimberly has experienced first-hand how injuries can sideline an athlete. Kimberly enjoys involving each patient in the treatment plan to help reach and exceed patient goalsRead more about Dr. Batchelor.

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Lee Welch, PT, DPT, OCS is Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (less than 10% of physical therapists are board certified).

Dr. Welch specializes in treating the lower extremity including hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries. Lee has significant experience with lower extremity injuries in runners and non-runners alike. Read more about Dr. Welch.

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Erin Koenke, PT, DPT, BRM is a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Koenke has extensive knowledge of lower extremity and running related injury through years of clinical practice. Through personal participation in CrossFit, attaining her USA weightlifting coaching certification, and being Barbell Rehab Method (BRM) certified, Dr. Koenke has developed a sub-specialty in the evaluation and treatment of the CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, and powerlifting athlete. Dr. Koenke practices out of our BYoung Physical Therapy Apex/Holly Springs location.  Read more about Dr. Koenke.

Our Goal

The goal of The Running PTs is two-fold: to get patients feeling better quickly, and to determine and address the initial cause of the injury. In runners, this is often times an issue with mobility, strength, or a biomechanical flaw. Our therapists Dr. Lee Welch, Dr. Hayden Lundahl, Dr. Melissa West, Dr. Kimberly Batchelor, and Dr. Erin Koenke can quickly determine the cause of a running or lower extremity injury. This allows us to reduce symptoms and fix the flaw in as few treatments as possible.

The Running PTs powered by BYoung Physical Therapy offers direct access physical therapy billable through insurance. This means you don’t need a referral to be evaluated at The Running PTs. See our FAQ page for more information

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“I had my first visit today with Lee Welch after being highly recommended by my running group. I’m so glad I finally did! My time with Lee was probably the most beneficial 45 minutes spent in my running journey thus far. Lee took time to listen, did a very thorough orthopedic evaluation, asked questions, analyzed my running, gave a very detailed explanation of what he observed and then gave me specific action steps until my next appointment. He was very patient and took the time to explain everything and made sure I understood. I especially like that his approach is not “one-size-fits-all”, but a very methodical, personalized plan to injury-free success. I actually can’t wait until my next appointment! Thank you Lee and B Young PT!”

Erin T.

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