Dr. Runco

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About Dr. Runco

Dr. Runco is a U.S. Navy and Gulf War Veteran. He began private practice in 2000 primarily treating and fixing running injuries. He has been a professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics at various colleges and continues to teach continuing education in the fields of rehabilitation, custom orthotics and athletic taping. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has completed over 15 Marathons in 15 states and has run 11 50 mile Ultramarathons.

Gluteus Medius Syndrome is a Common Condition that Causes Hip, Butt and Glute Pain

Hip, butt and Glute pain are caused by different conditions.  Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus tears, tendonitis and tendonosis are common especially in athletes and runners. https://youtu.be/TFFtlRxXwBU It is not unusual for average doctors and therapists to either misdiagnose your Gluteus Medius [...]

By | 2017-11-10T16:34:12+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

How to Diagnose Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures are common in runners, especially young female runners. https://youtu.be/domt9SdlmW8 Recently a 15 year old competitive cross country runner presented to our clinic complaining of pain that started in her hip and would sometimes radiate down towards her knee.  She expressed that it [...]

By | 2017-11-03T11:03:49+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Into the Eye Part VI Don’t have to Live like a Refugee An American Guide to Surviving a Category 5 Hurricane

We awoke the next morning to a gorgeous day.  Krista and Brad decided to drive up to cell phone ridge and see if they could get any news from home.  They returned in a hurry with news to share.  Once again our situation had shifted quickly.  It seems we had 2 options.  Option 1.  A ferry was leaving [...]

By | 2017-11-02T19:13:12+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Into the Eye. Part V: The British are Coming! An American Guide to Surviving a Category 5 Hurricane

The British are Coming! We had been charging our cell phones in our car because it was the only way to get power.  The car was running low on gas sp we decided to venture into town and accomplish two things.  See if we could get gas and any further information on how or when we might get off the isl [...]

By | 2017-10-27T12:02:04+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rehabilitation of an Irish Dancer with Stress Fractures

https://youtu.be/qDK77QTv7vU Many patients, doctors and therapists think the Altered Gravity Treadmill (AlterG) is only for runners.  The AlterG is for anyone that has suffered a stress injury and wants to train while their body is healing.  The AlterG is the best k ept secret in modern rehabilitat [...]

By | 2017-10-27T05:30:25+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Alter-Gravity Treadmill|Comments Off on Rehabilitation of an Irish Dancer with Stress Fractures

How do I know if I have an Anatomical Short Leg?

Hello, I saw your YouTube video as I was searching for information about leg length inequality. I was just told by my physical therapist that my right leg is about 15mm long and it seems it is anatomical.  It was a little shocking as I have not noticed this before.  I feel it is an alignment issue i [...]

By | 2017-10-26T05:14:56+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Into the Eye. An American Guide to Surviving a Cat 5 Hurricane. Part IV “Frankie the Rat”

We had no power, no running water, no internet and no radio! But we did have sporadic cell service to our only lifeline back in the USA. The only way to charge our phones was in the rental car.  While charging our phones we would scan the radio stations to see if we could get some news.  One day we [...]

By | 2017-10-19T15:03:30+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Part III Into the Eye 2 Dudes with Machetes. An American Guide to Surviving a Category 5 Hurricane

As we hiked along Ridge Road Brad and I marveled at the locals who were working together and clearing roads.  They worked in impromptu teams with saws, axes and the occasional chain saw.  The amount they had cleared 24 hours after IRMA was remarkable.  We hiked along climbing over downed trees and t [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:12:34+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Part II Into The Eye “The Tail End” An American Guide to Surviving a Category 5 Hurricane

The oddest thing happened just before the tail of the storm hit.  The ocean started receding and the waves were going....backwards.  It took a minute to register what I was witnessing.  I thought aloud "Damn good thing this house is high up because that does not look good".  Irma's tail was vicious, [...]

By | 2017-10-04T13:52:16+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments