Dylan Wykes – Olympic A Standard Canadian Marathoner (PR = 2:10:47)
As a marathon runner Greg’s expertise have been extremely beneficial to me. Whether I have a minor ‘niggle’ or a major injury I am always confident Greg will be able to diagnose and treat the problem effectively. For me one of Greg’s greatest skills is his ability to accurately diagnose an injury and set out a course of treatment. On numerous occasions he has got me back up and running in just a few treatments. His knowledge of current research on injuries and treatment techniques is fantastic, and he applies this knowledge to his work very effectively. It has always brought me peace of mind knowing that the treatment I am receiving has proven to be effective not only in Greg’s own practice but also in large scale testing. Greg is constantly willing to change and adapt his therapy when healing is not happening at the rate he thinks it should be. One of my greatest fears as an endurance athlete is taking time off from training. Greg has an excellent understanding of the demands of my training, my desire to always train hard, and how my injury will affect my ability to training at 100%. This understanding is a rare skill, and one that in my experience few therapists recognize or have mastered. I will never hesitate to refer someone I know to Greg, whether it be a fellow athlete, family, or friend.
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Dr. Suzanne Zelazo, Professional Triathlete
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I began treatment with Dr. Greg Lehman following a stress fracture that cost me my entire triathlon season. Under any circumstance such an injury can be pretty distressing, but when racing professionally, losing one’s whole season can be devastating, and going from over 20 hours a week of training to zero can wreak havoc on an athlete’s whole being! Yet under Greg’s care, and as a result of his comprehensive, balanced, and holistic approach to health, I gained an invaluable understanding of the difference between discomfort and injury–an awareness I mistakenly thought I already possessed. Greg has accompanied me in reintegrating into my full training regime. Not only am I encouraged by the results, but by addressing the biomechanical weaknesses that resulted in the stress fracture, I feel stronger than ever and am armed with the secret weapon of renewed body awareness and an attuned sense of proprioception.
As an academic I really value that Greg’s practice is backed by his own rigorous and prolific scholarship and that he is always abreast of the most current research world-wide. Furthermore, his extensive and diverse training make him a unique practitioner with a wide array of modalities at his disposal, but this also makes him really convenient! There is hard science backing his approach to be sure, and yet, Greg has a well-honed, intuitive manner of interaction with his patients such that one can’t help but feel confident in his treatments. It is a manner that affirms both how natural and how excellent a healer he is.
It is very clear that Greg wants his patients not to need him, rather that through his help, his patients can learn to use their own bodies to heal. I regularly refer friends, colleagues, and training partners to his office and am always confident they will leave as thrilled with his work as I am!
Derrick Spafford – Ultrarunner and Coach http://www.healthandadventure.com
I train every day and have not taken a day off from running since 1989. My typical training schedule for these demanding races includes running between two to three hours most days, with long runs approaching eight hours on occasion.
Injuries with this type of training schedule are inevitable. Dr. Greg Lehman has been a large part of the reason why I have been able to continue to train and race at my maximum level for these extreme events.
Greg has always been the first person I would go to when an injury occurred, as well as when I’ve felt that my body wasn’t functioning optimally performance-wise. His comprehensive knowledge of what is going on with my running stride is second to none. There have been many times that he has been able to turn around injuries that normally might have sidelined me from competing in races, and gotten me to the start line healthy.
As a running coach, I have also seen first-hand the tremendous results he has gotten with many of my coaching clients who I have sent to him for treatment.
I highly recommend Greg Lehman’s services for preventative and post-injury treatment.