Dr. Alison Berglund, owner of 6:33 Physical Therapy, understands how frustrating it is when an injury limits you from accomplishing your goals. In 2014 Alison was an undergraduate at University of Delaware and training for her first marathon. She developed a knee injury and was told by multiple healthcare professionals to “just stop running.” She specifically recalls one physical therapist telling her that “some people’s bodies are not made to run marathons.”
Despite this remark, and in typical runner fashion, Alison decided to continue to train and complete this marathon (which she did, with a quite a bit of pain). Once she started PT school at UNC Chapel Hill, she came to understand the human body more deeply was able to address the root cause of her injury. She realized the issue was not that her body “isn’t made” to run marathons. Rather, it was not YET ready for the load that marathon training required—a problem that was solved with a proper training plan and targeted exercise regimen.
Since then she has completed multiple marathons, ultra-marathons, and triathlons. With each new endeavor Alison is fascinated by how strong and resilient the human body proves to be. She is passionate about her career as a physical therapist and loves helping her patients overcome their challenges and crush their own goals. She also enjoys running alongside them in local run groups throughout Mount Pleasant and Charleston.
She has experience rehabilitating soldiers in the 82nd airborne division of the United States Army, as well as experience working with numerous runners, athletes, weekend warriors, patients with neurological disorders, and many people with nagging aches and pains limiting their ability to enjoy the daily activities they love.