Runners

Active Life San Diego Chiropractic and Sports Injury Prevention provides comprehensive Chiropractic services for runners to keep them more comfortable on the road and/or the trail while helping to maximize performance levels. If you are wanting to run faster, stay active or happen to be experiencing any of the following we can help:

  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Plantar Pain
  • Stress Fractures
  • Lower Extremity Muscle Strains

runnersAt Active Life San Diego, we live an active lifestyle and are runners ourselves, so we understand the importance of your running and training schedule. We provide patient education to help prevent injuries, help with acute injuries or chronic conditions. In addition to treating an injury, we work with you to identify the underlying causes of the injury by performing a thorough examination and evaluating your running technique, discussing training patterns, considering orthotics and shoe choices. We may recommend stabilization exercises that can help you maintain better form and reduce the likelihood of injuries. Individualized treatment plans may include:

  • Joint manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization with the Graston Technique
  • Kinesio-taping with Rocktape (RockTape Certified FMT level I,II)
  • Individualized stabilization rehab exercises
  • Running technique evaluation
  • Orthotics if needed
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Nutrition advice

Footwear Side Note: There are a plethora of different types of shoes on the market and many different ideas on why this one is better than that one.

But, what is really the most important thing when choosing footwear is that they fit properly and suit the needs of the activity you will be wearing them for.