Dr. Amanda Butler is an outpatient physical therapist with 10+ years of experience who specializes in orthopedic conditions. She has several additional interests including running gait analysis and sports rehab, postpartum conditions, vestibular rehabilitation, and chronic pain pathologies. Using an evidence-based approach and functional training, Dr. Butler helps her patients to achieve their functional goals and return to what they love doing as quickly as possible!
Utica University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor's in Kinesiology, Minor in Spanish, 2008
When she is not cheering on her patients, Dr. Butler is cheering on her own little ones with their many activities! She is an avid runner and half marathoner with a goal of completing 10 half marathons in 10 years. She looks forward to time spent with family and enjoys traveling.
With the Chicago marathon right around the corner, you might be thinking… Do I need to change my race shoe? Do I need a shoe with extra cushioning? What if I start to get foot pain halfway through the race? Or ankle pain? Or knee…
In running, as in all sport, we emphasize good form/proper mechanics. Efficiency, speed and injury avoidance are all related to form. But what does this mean and what is appropriate for you? Here, we’ll break down the components of running form and point out a…