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Running Injuries

Dr. Richard Kowal  -  - Chiropractor

Richard Kowal DC, CDN

Chiropractor and Nutritionist on the Upper West Side, NY and Westport, CT

Running Injuries

Running injuries are frustrating because it’s hard to ‘modify’ running in a way that makes the pain go away. Usually the injuries are strains (tears) in the muscles of the thighs or calves.  But sometimes pain that feels like a hamstring strain is really coming from the lower back.

First we’ll figure out the origin of your pain. Then we’ll use a combination of gentle hands-on therapeutic techniques as well as improvements in exercise, movement and posture to help resolve your pain and get you back to running as quickly as possible.

Fees & Insurance


Will you file a claim with my insurance company or is that my responsibility?

Yes. If we are under contract with your insurance company, we will collect the co-payment at the time of your visit and submit the claim for you. 


What are the rates if you are out of network with my insurance plan?

If we do not currently participate in your health insurance plan and you have out of network
benefits we will file a claim directly with your insurance company.  Please call the office to
find out what your ‘co-pay’ would be.


We never perform any service without discussing it, and its cost with you beforehand, and receiving your approval. We are very respectful around finances, and no one ever receives a bill from “out of nowhere” from us!

Give a call to discuss your specific health concerns with Dr. Kowal and he’ll be able to clarify what finances, evaluative services and/or care would look like for you personally.


Some of the plans and providers we accept

Oxford Health
United Healthcare