Caitlin Alexander, PT, DPT, CAFS is a physical therapist, multisport coach, and VDOT Certified Run Coach based out of Boulder, Colorado. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Certification in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute. She currently works as a physical therapist and biomechanical specialist at BUILD Sports Performance Labs outside of Boulder. She enjoys being able to help athletes reach their goals on multiple levels, whether it’s curating a rehab plan to recover from an injury, or analyzing their running mechanics to make performance gains.
Caitlin is also an elite amateur long-course triathlete and will be competing at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii this fall.
In this episode we discuss:
- Her athletic story and transition to training at altitude
- Balancing triathlon training and how runners can benefit from cross training
- The future of PT
- The secret to better running, “Mostablity” or mobility + stablity, a term coined by the Gray Institute
- Nerve pain, referring as muscle, tendon or soft tissue problems, and how it represents 20% of injuries she treats
- The foot-brain connection
Song: Breakadawn, by Mike Quinn