Runners and Other Athletes

Living in the Pacific Northwest, one of the premier outdoor activity destinations in the United States, Dr. Saam is an experienced active athlete with years of competitive running, swimming, cycling, yoga, Nordic and downhill skiing experience. Whether she’s running through the Coal Creek Natural Area or cycling across the Lacy V. Murrow Memorial Bridge over Lake Washington from Mercer Island to Seattle, she personally understands the aches and pains experienced by active athletes around the state of Washington.

couple jogging in parkWhen you come in for your visit, it is helpful to bring in your athletic footwear, as well as any over-the-counter or custom orthotic devices that you have used.  Valuable information can be obtained by evaluating you in your shoe gear, observing wear patterns on the sole, and evaluating the effectiveness of your current orthotics.  As part of every patient visit, you will receive a thorough sitting, standing, and walking biomechanical evaluation.

Changes to your shoes, orthotic therapy, stretching, and physical therapy are commonly considered when forming your treatment plan.  Surgical treatment is sometimes discussed depending on the nature of the condition.  We always strive to allow continued participation in a patient’s chosen sport while addressing the cause of the problem.