My name is Nat Collins and I’m a Sports Physical Therapist and running coach.
I started this website in 2014 as a way to coach and treat runners who were frustrated with injuries and poor race results.
I help runners race pain-free personal best times at any distance on any surface.
I’ve helped athletes get back to running symptom free at every distance, on every surface, on every level. I’ve worked with Olympic Marathoners, Western States Podium Finishers, Boston Marathon Qualifers, and first time 5k runners.
I treat runners and athletes of all specialties and abilities as a mobile Physiotherapist in Colorado Springs.
I know how to coach because I know how to train and race.
I have over 20 years of running experience, racing everything from 5k-100 miles.
I’ve run Boston, The Zion 100, The Chicago Marathon, and the Grand Canyon Rim-RIm-Rim. I hold a 2:49 PR in the marathon. I’ve also run a beer mile – but we won’t get into that…
I’m a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist, specializing in treating endurance athletes. I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in Chicago.
I’m an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I ascribe to the philosophy that all runners are athletes. I’m also certified in Functional Dry Needling.
I’m experienced in performing running analysis for every type of runner.
I know sport science. I have multiple degrees in exercise science and have studied cardiovascular physiology from the cellular level to the applied level. My Masters research at Colorado State University focused specifically on the role of diet on improving heart and mitochondrial function.
Knowing the specifics helps me to make sure you get the best possible training. As a coach and PT, I apply evidence based exercise science with all of my athletes.
My coaching helps runners learn to perform strength and mobility exercises specific to their needs and injury history so they can run faster and run pain-free.
I’m also a dad with a busy schedule, so I know what it means to be time-crunched. All of my coaching programs are designed to get peak results with efficient training.
I’m available to treat runners pre or post race with advanced notice. Just email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in Colorado with my wife Sarah and our Australian Cattle Dog, Wally.