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Michael Silva, MS, PT, CSCS

Running Health Expert, President & Co-Founder of FOUNDATIONperformance Sports Medicine


Michael is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has been training and creating exercise programs for people of all levels since 1994, and an orthopedic, sports medicine physical therapist since 1999. He is the co-founder and president of FOUNDATIONperformance Sports Medicine, a 3 office physical therapy/fitness company in MA and RI. He is the creator of RUNstrong™, group conditioning classes specifically for runners. He is also the co-founder of CoreSling™ , the only functional stability ball harness system that enables the user to add resistance to any ball exercise.

Michael’s expertise and interests have made him a sought after clinician and consultant in the competitive running world throughout New England and beyond. He has worked with runners associated with the USA National Olympic team, Irish National Olympic team, New Zealand National Olympic team, Australia National Olympic team, Brown University, Providence College, Stonehill College, Wheaton College, Boston University, Tufts, Bryant University, Boston Athletic Association, and more. Some of his professional running clients include Molly Huddle, Amy Hastings, Roisin McGettigan, Kim Smith, Amy Rudolph, Marc Caroll, Keith Kelly, Amy Mortimer, Mary Cullen, Sara Jameison, and more.

As well as his clinical work, and his consulting Michael is a guest writer for New England runner magazine,,, and He has also been featured in several magazines including: Triathlete, New England Runner, Running Times, and Men’s Journal. He has instructional/educational videos and live seminars on a variety of topics related to running injuries, prevention, and performance.