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I Re-Qualified for the Boston Marathon After Seeing Dr. Justin

I was having some hip pain for quite a while as I trained for the New Jersey Marathon. The ultimate goal was to re-qualify for the Boston Marathon next year after missing the qualifying time this year.


I had seen another chiropractor who did some stretching for my hip muscle. It felt better right after but once I had to train again, the pain came right back.



About two days before the NJ Marathon, I called Justin to see if he could do anything to help my hip. I was thinking he was going to give me some stretches to do, possibly different than I had already been doing.


After going through the exam, Justin explained to me exactly why the ‘stretching’ was not helping. In fact, I needed ‘strengthening’ exercises rather than the stretching I had been doing.


He found that my right hip was weak which gave me trouble every time I landed on that leg while running.


I incorporated the exercises into my daily routine and by Saturday, I was ready to run.


I am happy to say I hit a PR in the NJ Marathon at 3:01.09 and requalified for Boston next year. I realize I still have a long way to go in order to get strong for the season, but I am excited to see how much I can improve with Justin’s guidance!


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Justin Rabinowitz

Dr. Justin Rabinowitz is one of New Jersey’s Leading Chiropractors and Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

Dr. Justin graduated with his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in 2012 and received his designation at a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist soon after. Upon graduation, Dr. Justin worked in a private practice until opening his own private practice in 2015.

Dr. Justin has worked with high level athletes in many settings including Rutgers University and CrossFit Regional Games. During his time in private practice, he has focused on caring for patients from professional athletes all the way to Fit Moms and Dads.

Dr. Justin is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing tennis and weight training.