Running Injuries

I work on a lot of runners including several Dipsea Champions.

Running injuries include low back pain, plantar fasciitis, hip joint pain, hamstring strains, shin splints, knee pain and ankle pain. Hip joint pain’s symptoms include reduced and painful range of motion and pain with running. It is a result of overworked and tight deep gluteal muscles and tight adductors. NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system provides excellent results. Hamstring strains are the bane of many a runner. They often occur at the base of the “sit” bone. Many times one end of the hamstring is compensating for the other. NeuroKinetic Therapy and proper rehab exercises are essential to a quick recovery.

Shin splints happen when the front shin muscles are too weak to perform their job. Foot “slapping” when running is a good indicator. Again, NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system with very specific rehab exercises is extremely helpful. Some runners find great relief with proper insoles such as “Superfeet.” Ankle injuries occur when you turn your ankle over. They almost always happen on the outside anklebone. The ligaments overstretch and the ankle becomes inflamed. Proper treatment is crucial because once a ligament over stretches it never is the same. The muscles around the ankle must be strengthened to avoid recurrences.

I am an elite 53 year old runner who races often and puts in a lot of weekly miles. I frequently have various running injuries, mostly in the lower back and legs. I have seen many medical professionals for solutions. What sets David Weinstock apart is his ability to assess what is causing the injury and giving me exercises to fix it. A good example is when I was diagnosed with a torn hamstring. David determined it was a weak hamstring, which I strengthened, and to everyone’s surprise I was back to racing a week later. David is fantastic at assessing and recommending treatment, and I usually only need to see him once to get the problem solved.

Brian Pilcher, 2009 Dipsea Champion