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Train Like The Pros!

If you know of anyone bummed that they cannot run…Or perhaps you personally cannot run due to a recent injury, surgery, or nagging ongoing condition, you DEFINITELY want to check out the new Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill that is new to the San Diego Running Institute.  It allows even injured runners with fractures to be able to run on this NASA-inspired treadmill to continue to train in a completely 100% pain-free zone!!  Thus, you should never miss another race due to injury as long as you can stand upright/walk!! (Yes, even if you’re limping!)  How exciting is that?!!!

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SDRI for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Runners

As of April 2013 SDRI has relocated and changed its model. Although we no longer carry running shoes or clothing, we still carry a complete line of injury prevention products (like Superfeet, inserts, braces, bands, physio-balls, foam rollers, sticks, Rocktape, Bio-relief, Foot Goo/blister prevention, etc.) And yes, we are still owned and operated by Dr. Runco & Dr. Allen who treat runners and athletes of all types, make custom foot orthotics on-site, and conduct rehab therapy right here in our large rehab clinic. Additionally, we offer Personal Training, monthly Fitness Workshops open to the public,  and the latest and greatest equipment of this century for injured runners …(insert drum-roll here)… the Alter-G (Anit-Gravity) Treadmill. We love our new space and hope you’ll contact us if you are in need of accurate diagnosis, quality treatment plans, quick recoveries, pain-free training options, or any of the running products that we do still carry.

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Ask The Doctor

Do you have a question for Dr. Runco or Dr. Allen about your injury? All you have to do is “Ask the Doctor”! We know your time is valuable, and sometimes you just have questions about your injury, or need more information before scheduling an appointment. Just fill out the online form and ask your question. Someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

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Postural and Gait Analysis

San Diego Running Institute now offers the most sophisticated and valuable combination of motion and postural analysis for those interested in preventing injury. The in-depth analysis provides immediate feedback to help you avoid injury and improve performance.

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Running Injury Clinic

The word “chiropractic” literally means ‘done by hand’ in Greek or ‘practice by hand’ in Latin. Dr. Runco is a San Diego Chiropractor that has been fixing San Diego runners “by hand” without drugs or surgery for thirteen years. Many running injuries can be fixed using simple and accurate diagnostic methods and treatment recommendations..

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Ask the Doctors

Dr. Victor Runco and Dr. Bruce Allen care about your well being and are here to answer all your questions. Just ask a question through the online form, or stop by SDRI for an analysis of your injury and recommended treatment options.

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Latest San Diego Running Injuries

  Dr. Runco,   Hi, my name is (nameless for privacy purposes) and I am currently a distance runner on the Utah State Track and Field and Cross Country team. I have been suffering from hamstring problems since last December and haven’t ever been able to fully recover. My Coach had me run through it […]

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This particular stretch can place too much stress on the plantar plate ligament resulting n a sprain

    I don’t know what brought on the initial symptoms. I had been at a gym class doing lots of jumping, and wearing old, tight gym shoes about 24 hours before. The next day in a yoga class, I was kneeling back on my feet with my toes bent forward to stretch the ball […]

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Inflammation is your body's normal and natural response to injury

Hey Doc help! I think my upper hamstring is involved, possibly where it meets the ischium.  I can see a sports doctor, although don’t have one lined up, and wonder if I might just heal with rest, ibuprofen and ice.  Throughout my normal activities, including walking I have no discomfort, but when I run I […]

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End Stage of a torn Plantar Plate viewed by X-ray

I recently interviewed a new patient who had a 3 month history of pain in the ball of her foot near where the second toe meets the foot.   In anatomy speak we call this the Metatarsal region.  She struggled with this pain and eventually saw a podiatrist who told her she probably had Capsulitis and […]

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Runners World STH feature

Did you see us in the August 2014 issue of Runner’s World? We were pleased to find our Stairway to Heaven Half-Marathon and 15-K included on their calendar of races. The magazine asked “Why Run It?” and the answer was “To climb with classic rock”! Ascend a staircase of 756 railroad ties embedded into South Fortuna […]

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Injury prevention 1

Hey Doc help….! I’ve dealt with the same pain for 13 months. It is in my upper hamstring, lower glute area. It’s been diagnosed as everything from periformis syndrome to IT band issue to referred pain from a slight tear found in my right hip labrum. I’ve had MRIs, Xrays, injections, ART, ASTYM and seen […]

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Eliminate pain, rehab faster while you run on the AlterG

Announcing the Next Step in the Evolution of Rehabilitation The Pro 200 at San Diego Running Institute Over three-quarters of all NFL and NBA teams use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.  The coaches and trainers of the top teams around the country use the Pro 200 with their athletes to improve conditioning, performance, and speed as well […]

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The San Diego Union Tribune recently called upon Dr. Runco, of the San Diego Running Institute, for his expertise on two different sports and health related issue. He was quoted in both articles; the first addressed often misdiagnosed Achilles injuries and the second focused on the risks of dehydration when exercising. Runners Suffer Achilles Injuries and Misdiagnosis  […]

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This is for my son. Grew 8 inches in last two years. Competitive distance runner-avg. 65 miles a week. Diagnosed with anterior pelvic tilt. Stretched, rolled, strengthened, massaged back to health but it appears to be coming back. Leg length is slight but noticeable if you look at his hips. Scoliosis slight, could be functional. […]

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