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Chiropractic and the Long Distance Runner

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Executive Express Chiropractic’s Dr. Mike Pound and Olympic Silver Medal Winner Meb Keflezighi in for a tune-up!

We have been providing chiropractic treatment for Runners in San Francisco for over 22 years.

The physical demands on the body of the long distance runner are intense. There are so many things that need to be right, and at the top of the list is spinal alignment and the alignment of the pedal foundation, leg lengths and the human frame.

Just about all professional, collegiate, and amateur (competition) runners these days include chiropractic adjustments as part of their regimen for staying healthy and preparing for and recovering from races.

 Meb Keflezighi is an Olympic Silver medalist who makes sure to get adjusted frequently to stay in top form.

There are many types of running injuries, from shin splints, to ankle sprains, to knee problems, hip issues, Plantar Fasciitis, Turf Toe type problems and on and on.

In addition, many runners often develop low back and neck pain because of poor bio-mechanics or overuse syndromes.

The modern sports chiropractor will have at their disposal many new technologies such as deep tissue laser therapy, rock tape, custom foot orthotics, electronic gait testing, and Active Release Techniques (ART) to name a few.  Most proficient sports chiropractors are able to adjust the extremities including the feet, knees, and hips as well as the spine.

Now,  not all sports chiropractors are equal. Many chiropractors in San Francisco can treat some sports injuries. But if you are an elite athlete and a long distance runner, you want to visit a clinic that specializes in treating sports injuries like we do.

Dr. Scott Calzaretta, founder of Chiro-Medical Group, team USA doctor at 1988 Olympics

Dr. Scott Calzaretta, founder of Chiro-Medical Group, team USA chiropractor at 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Many of our chiropractors have advanced sports injury training and designations. We also have two locations to serve you.

Our primary location is Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. at 246 First Street #101, San Francisco, CA 94105. 415-495-2225.

Our second location is Chiro-Medical Group Express (formerly Executive Express Chiropractic) at the Embarcadero Center One. 415-392-2225.

*We also have physical medicine doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and advanced diagnostic and therapy equipment to serve you. Many of our doctors and staff are runners and athletes themselves. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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