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Dr. Danielle Adler Kroot

Outline of Presentation

• Learn the benefits of warming up and how to incorporate a dynamic warm-up before your runs
• Learn how to strengthen key accessory muscles important for running
• Understand the benefits of strength training for runners and how to incorporate it into your training 
• Determine how to maintain balance in training
• Demonstrate an understanding of the benefit of cadence training and how to apply it


Danielle is a physical therapist, running and triathlon coach, and owner of Starting Line PT and Performance. Since graduating from Sacred Heart University where she earned both her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Exercise Science she has worked to develop her skills in manual therapy, dry needling, strength and conditioning, pain science, and the management of running related injuries.

Danielle has clinical experience working with a variety of populations ranging from pediatrics to older adults with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. She is Level I North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) certified for the cervical and lumbar spine. Additionally, Danielle is full-body certified for Dry Needling from the Spinal Manipulation Institute to help supplement her manual therapy skills. In addition to her role as a Physical Therapist, Danielle is a USATF Running and USAT Triathlon Coach to meet all of your performance needs.

Being a marathon runner and triathlete herself, Danielle enjoys treating those in the running and triathlon community with common running injuries. She has immersed herself in running courses and mentorships that focus on running mechanics, common injuries, preventative exercises, and running video analysis.

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