Jake's Story

Jake Loos Runstrong Story

When Lawrence Free State High School cross country runner, Jake Loos, went into his season, he experienced knee pain that affected his race. See how the Runstrong team helped Jake's form and style, meet his goals and improve his running experience.

Contact runstrong@lmh.org or call 785-505-5840.

Run farther with RunStrong

Sitting on the sidelines is no fun. As a runner, you want to make sure you are in the best shape to avoid injury, so you can stay fit and keep running. Our team of physical therapists, athletic trainers, and a strength and conditioning coach partner with a physician champion to examine you and make the appropriate recommendations to address your running needs.

Using the latest research and literature on running, we offer expertise in running mechanics retraining, treatment of the injured runner, strength and conditioning for the recreational and competitive runner and care of the high school runner.

Starting with a comprehensive running assessment, education and exercise, we’ll maximize your fitness for a lifetime of healthy and enjoyable running.

Recover from running injury

We know that injuries are no fun. Trust the RunStrong team to get you back on your feet and running again. We’ll work with you and tailor an individualized plan to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Improve strength and flexibility
  • Increase running performance
  • Improve posture and movement
  • Decrease risk for re-injury

Strength and conditioning training

Runners of all ages and abilities trust the LMH Health RunStrong team to keep them moving. Join our strength and conditioning coach for hour-long classes one to two times per week to:

  • Improve strength and flexibility
  • Improve movement
  • Prevent running-related injuries

Run retraining

Runners of all ages and abilities can benefit from our Run Retraining program at the new LMH Health movement analysis lab. We’ll help improve your overall running performance and reduce running-related injuries. Your program will include:

  • One-on-one comprehensive running assessment with a certified physical therapist and/or athletic trainer including an interview, muscle, joint and foot assessment
  • Personalized exercise program to address areas of weakness and improve running mechanics
  • One-on-one follow up appointments every two weeks
  • Video analysis to track progress
  • Final one-on-one comprehensive running reassessment and video analysis

High school training

Our sports medicine team provides comprehensive, collaborative care to keep high school athletes in the Douglas County area healthy and performing their best. We’ll work with you and provide care to:

Rehab injured runners

Improve running performance

Provide off-season training

Provide onsite care at local races

Thanks to a generous donation from RunLawrence, funds are available to pay enrollment fees for incoming or current high school students who normally would not have the opportunity to participate in RunStrong.
If you have a passion for running, an academic GPA of at least 2.5 and are in good standing at school, apply for a RunStrong scholarship.

Your team of specialized sports medicine experts

Our RunStrong team has over 40 years of combined experience in direct patient care and have additional training including, but not limited to:

Dry needling

Graston/Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Comprehensive foot assessment and orthotic recommendations/fabrication

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

Meet the RunStrong team

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