Endurance Rehabilitation is a sports medicine clinic that offers a hands on and functional approach to wellness, with a special focus on endurance athletes and athletic injuries. The clinic uses therapy and biomechanical assessments of daily and sport specific activity to determine the cause of inefficiency and pain. All of the therapists and athletic specialists on the staff have been selected from the best in their field, and each specializes in different sports injuries that enable them to offer treatment at a specific and intuitive level.
Their "VO2 Max" testing process helps determine what heart rate zones optimize an individual’s performance and whether fats or carbs are being burned. It seems that every person is different and that a plan with a broad variety of purposes, from weight loss to peak marathon training, can be devised based on results of this testing.
Services at Endurance also involves orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy including both pre- and post-operative therapy, spine care, manual therapy, biomechanical therapy, metabolic testing, body composition analysis, nutrition consults to increase athletic performance or to assist in weight loss/gain, endurance training and coaching services, performance enhancement classes for core strengthening, teen and youth programs, as well as sports therapeutic massage and rolfing. They even have a certified hand therapist on staff who helps with any hand injury, weakness, arthritis, etc. And they even have scheduled group bike rides.
Endurance is the first in the area to offer customized foot orthotics, using a newly developed foot scan that performs a digital laser scan of the feet. Their equipment is all state-of-the-art, and your consultant will work with you to maximize the effect from your training.
The owner, Nate Koch is a physical therapist who is recognizing his dream of having a world class facility in which to ply his trade. He hails originally from Highland, IL (near St. Louis, actually), a town of 9,000 people, and graduated from St. Louis University in ’96. After 2 years working with athletes in the St. Louis area — including the St. Louis Rams — he decided to venture out to a place where he could bike, run and hike any day of the year. So, where else would he choose but the valley and, of course, MMR where he lived for 12 years!