Dr. Danielle Adler Kroot

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.

  • Obtain the skills to subjectively and objectively examine a runner

  • Learn the principles of a running analysis

  • Understand the complexity of a runner’s ecosystem

  • Gain a better understanding of pain

  • Be able to navigate the decision-making process with your runners on when to return to run vs when to stop running