Dr. Kari Brown Budde, PT, DPT, SCS

Dr. Kari Brown Budde (pronounced “Buddy”) lives and breathes running and endurance sports. Professionally, Dr. Brown Budde runs RefinedRun.com, and sees endurance athletes of all types in Columbus, Ohio at Endurance Athletes Physical Therapy and Sport Performance and ONLINE / Remotely through Telehealth. With her board certified specialization and residency in sports physical therapy, Dr. Brown Budde treats a wide range of athletes from professionals to local youth athletes. While Dr. Brown Budde enjoys helping all athletes, her passion is endurance athletics.

Dr. Brown Budde is USA Track and Field Certified Coach and medical provider. She is an active volunteer for the United States Track and Field team and attends and covers the track and field national championships events throughout the United States, the Olympic Trials, and volunteers at the Olympic training facilities.

Dr. Brown Budde has been published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, authored chapters in a home study program for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Sports Physical Therapy Section on The Female Runner and Return to Running, chapters in multiple Sports Physical Therapy textbooks on Runners and the Endurance Athlete and has written numerous articles for local and national running and injury publications. She enjoys lecturing at the local, state and national level. Dr. Brown Budde has held professional positions including the Chair of the Running Special Interest Group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA and serving on the Central District Board of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Through her dedication to continuing education and excellence in sports physical therapy, she has also volunteered on the credentialing committee for physical therapy residencies and fellowships throughout the United States.

Dr. Brown Budde is board certified in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. She is certified as a Graston Technique Provider, Functional Dry Needling Provider, Selective Functional Movement Analysis certified and is a Running Gait and Endurance Athlete expert.

Personally, Dr. Brown Budde enjoys running, adventure and multisport events and is currently endeavoring toward the 50 States Marathon Club. She holds PRs of 18:07 for the 5k, 1:29:00 for the 1/2 marathon and 3:14:13 for the marathon. She enjoys multi day events including running 5 marathons in 5 states in 5 days, all under four hours. If you find her relaxing, you are almost certain to find running literature in her hands. Endurance sports are her passion along with her family.

Why Start a Running Specific Strength Program?

  • Research has shown significant improvements in race time, running economy, VO2max, and time until fatigue in runners who perform structured running-specific strength / resistance training programs. In those runners with history of injury or specific injuries at the time of starting a resistance training program, elimination of the injury, decreased pain and return to full running training can occur when the strength and resistance training program is specific to their needs. By performing a strength program specific to runners’ unique biomechanical and form-specific needs, you can prevent any injuries from occurring.
  • In distance runners who perform a strength and resistance training program 2 times a week and implement it at least 8 weeks before their goal race, significant reduction in injuries occur and significantly faster race times are performed compared to runners who did not participate in the program.

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