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Doctors of Running (formerly Kleinruns DPT) began as a way for me (Matt Klein) to share my thoughts and learn more about my major interests: footwear, biomechanics, physical therapy, rehabilitation, running and performance.  It continues to evolve to this day to meet the needs of those who contribute, those who read/visit and those looking for assistance.

Matthew Klein, PT DPT OCS FAAOMPT - Chief Editor and Founder of Doctors of Running
Full time Faculty at Stanbridge University | PhD Student Movement Science & Rehabilitation Azusa Pacific University 

Dr. Matthew Klein began this blog as a Doctor of Physical Therapy student attempting to make sense of the world and share it with others.  He is a residency and fellowship trained clinician specializing in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation.  He is further specialized in running sports and treating runners of all ages and abilities.  Dr. Klein has been running for almost 10 years, was an accomplished DIII runner including being the 2012 NWC 10,000m Champion and continues to compete at a moderate to high level.  He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2016 with his doctorate, passed boards the same year  He completed his orthopedic residency at Casa Colina in 2018 and completed a Manual Therapy and Sport Fellowship at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center in Southern California in 2019.  He achieved Fellow status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in April of 2019.  He has extensive history in the footwear world, working in the running industry for years prior to becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.  He has participated in and written research on footwear and running and continues to discuss and learn about those and more.  He currently consults for several footwear companies helping with the development of shoes with appropriate biomechanics in mind.  

He is currently engaged to elite marathoner Regina Lopez, who is preparing for the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon.  They can be found training together throughout Southern California. 

Current PR's 

3K: 8:53 (2013)
5K: 14:45 (2013)
8K: 24:51 (2012)
10K: 31:36 (2012)
Half Marathon: 1:11:09 (2019)
Marathon: 2:32:43 (2019)

Nathan Brown PT DPT MS - Chief Contributor 
Point Forward Physical Therapy

Nathan Brown is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who practices in Stevens Point, WI at Point Forward Physical Therapy. He specializes in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation with a special interest in runners and running injuries. He obtained his undergraduate degree in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He then obtained his masters in anatomy and clinical health sciences and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Delaware. In addition to these degrees, he has advanced training and certification from the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles specializing in biomechanics (which is where he and Dr. Klein met).

Dr. Brown's interest in running did not spark until he entered college when he began running casually to remain healthy. Running quickly became his favorite way to be active and connect with others. He is now a locally competitive runner who enjoys the challenges of everything from the 5K to the marathon.

He now is regularly competing in everything from a 5K to Marathons as well as delving into trail running. Depending on his training cycle he is running anywhere from 20-45 miles/week. Dr. Brown is excited to represent the recreationally competitive (non-elite) running community while applying advanced knowledge in running mechanics, biomechanics, and shoe technology.

Nathan is married to his wife Jana and they have two sons, Henry and Raymond. Being from Wisconsin, their family loves to play outside, eat good cheese, and cheer on all our local sports teams (let's go Badgers, Packers, Bucks, and Brewers!). Stroller runs are becoming a norm as well.

Current PR's
5K: 18:18 (2020); 2020 5k Time Trial
10K: 39:30 (2019); Rosholt Labor Day Run
Half Marathon: 1:29:01 (2020); Tobacco Road Half Marathon, NC (virtual)
Marathon: 3:54:17 (2017); Chicago Marathon

David Salas, PT DPT CSCS - Chief Contributor
Alta Orthopaedics - Physical Therapist

David is a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences and practices in Santa Barbara, CA.  He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in March of 2019 and is currently a Cupping and IASTM Certified Practitioner.  Prior to his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, David participated in an exercise physiology study looking at ventilatory threshold in elite athletes as the lead author and presented before the Southwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM). He began running in high school and furthered his running career at the NCAA Division I level for Saint Mary's College. David is racing again now that he has finished the doctorate program with Western University of Health Sciences.


He just finished 2019 returning back to running and racing. His most notable performance this last year was winning the Revel Big Bear half marathon in 1:08:36. 2020 has been a whirlwind, though David was able to compete in the USATF Cross Country Championships with a 55th place finish and has won several local races prior to COVID. He is now training to build up marathon tolerance and has moved to Santa Barbara, CA. 

David is based out of Santa Barbara County and is more than happy to do evaluations for runners in Southern California. Please contact him through DOR's email for details on pricing and options.

To keep updated with testing and/or training: IG handle: @docsofrundavid

Current PR's:
1500m: 3:54 (2016)
5000m: 14:56 (2012)
8000m XC: 25:00.1 (2012)
10000m: road: 31:06 (2019, mid half M)
Half Marathon: 1:08:36 (2019)

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