Foot, Ankle & Running Center
2797 Spring Arbor, Ste. B
Jackson, MI
Ph: 517-962-4437

M-F 7am-6pm

Most insurances accepted


Orthopaedic rehab specialists Foot, Ankle & Running Center:
Offering Physical Therapy Services for Runners

Whether a runner's goal is to improve his or her time, increase speed or stay fit, it's essential to maintain correct form to prevent injury. We have a team of specialists at the Foot, Ankle and Running Center of Jackson that are ready to help with your foot or severe ankle pain.

At the ORS Foot, Ankle & Running Center our physical therapists can help with severe ankle pain, twisted ankles, sprains and tears, as well as foot issues like Plantar Fasciitis. We provide ankle pain treatment in our clinic. We advise runners on proper form, training methods, strategies for preventing injuries, and proper shoe selection and work with them to develop a plan, tailored to their specific needs, for successful running.

Our Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists physical therapists can also evaluate, diagnose and treat runners who have sustained a running-related injury.

Symptoms & Conditions

  • Our ORS physical therapists treat and manage numerous conditions affecting runners, including:

  • Foot pain

  • Ankle swelling

  • Ankle pain

  • Groin Strain

  • Hamstring Injuries

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

  • Knee Pain

  • Patellofemoral Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • "Sleeping" Glutes

Specific Interventions:

Our treatments focus on normalizing movements along the kinetic chain utilizing exercise, proprioceptive training, and manual treatments.

  • Traditional Physical Therapy Methodology Practices

  • Deliberate Walking:
    Deliberate walking aims to change this pain cycle and decrease/eliminate lower extremity musculoskeletal issues. It is a form of walking with a forefoot strike followed by early heel push off. This creates a bounce like gait.

  • The Graston® Technique:
    An innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

  • WellWave:
    Acoustic Wave Therapy is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and joints. ACT describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The WellWave is available at our Total Joint & Aquatic Center.

  • Myofascial Decompression (MFD): is a form of soft tissue work where a pneumatic pump is used, along with plastic vacuum cups and placed on the skin to release the fascia and muscle tissue underneath.

  • AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®: The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® creates a powerful lifting force using Advanced Differential Air Pressure Technology (ADAPT) that allows for ultra-low impact ambulation. The user wears neoprene shorts and zips into a pressurized, airtight enclosure suspended over the treadmill surface. By controlling the pressure in the enclosure, the user can change his/her weight, reducing it by as much as 80% in precise 1% increments. Achieve a natural gait free of interference from water or tethers which transitions seamlessly back to full weight bearing. The AlterG® is available at our East Clinic and Holt Clinic.

  • Force Treadmill at the Total Performance Training Center:
    The Force is the ultimate tool for developing speed and power via resistance training. The Sport Loading Platform provides coaches and trainers with a controlled atmosphere from which to develop lower extremity output, increase stride length and increase overall explosiveness with measurable results for their athletes.

Our Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists locations:
Foot, Ankle & Running Center- 2797 Spring Arbor Rd, Ste. B., Jackson, MI 49203
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists (West Clinic)- 2136 Robinson Rd, Ste. 1, Jackson, MI 49203
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists (East Clinic)- 206 Page Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists (Napoleon Clinic)- 122 Brooklyn Rd, Ste. B, Jackson, MI
Total Joint & Aquatic Center- 113 S. East Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists (Holt Clinic)- 2040 N. Aurelius, Ste. 5, Holt, MI 48842
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists (Jonesville Clinic)- 865 Olds St, Ste. D4, Jonesville, MI
Total Performance Training Center- 3055 Shirley Ave, Jackson, MI 49201