Focus: Runners

John Donovan, DPT & Running Coach

John has always been an avid runner, competing in high school, college and post-collegiately. He earned his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Iowa in 2018 before traveling to the west coast.

John has always been an avid runner, competing in high school, college and post-collegiately. He earned his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Iowa in 2018 before traveling to the west coast. He now lives, works, and trains in the hills around the North Bay of San Francisco and competes for the West Valley Track Club. As a physical therapist and running coach, he is dedicated to helping people return to activities and maximize their potential for movement. His focus is to help runners advance by building strength and stability through sport-specific exercises and training principles, as well as superb recovery skills. He blends his knowledge of the human body and movement with his backgrounds and passion for running.

Licensed in the State of California

Focus: Runners and Athletes

Susan Nowell, DPT

She is an avid endurance athlete- she has done ultramarathons in the Sahara Desert and completed ironman distance events. Susan received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Utah in 2004.

Susan received her DPT from University of Utah in 2004. During graduate school, she initiated program collaboration with the National Abilities Center to assist patients with chronic neurologic conditions in getting back on the ski slopes. She has worked onsite with athletes competing in long-distance triathlons and endurance running events internationally.
She is an avid endurance athlete- she has done ultramarathons in the Sahara Desert and completed ironman distance events. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, rock-climbing and open-water swimming in her spare time.

Licensed in the State of California