Dr Joseph Ellis, World Renowned Podiatrist and Author of Running Injury-Free

“I’ve always been fascinated by forward movement, in all its forms. After medical school I was awarded the first biomechanics fellowship given by the American Podiatry Association, which started my career as a podiatric physician and surgeon. I was able to help athletes and others heal injuries, train safer, and live the life they wanted. I learned so much from my patients about what was preventing them from overcoming obstacles to good health. What I also learned is that economics and a person’s finances are tied very closely to their sense of well-being and happiness.

After my own cancer diagnosis, treatment and remission (thanks to a bone marrow transplant and the excellent care of health professionals at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center), I wanted to help people get physically and financially healthy. As a Certified Financial Planner and Enrolled Agent, I am able to assist my clients with the big picture of their financial future, creating a holistic map to happiness now, in the future, and for their family and loved ones as a legacy.”

Running Injury-Free by Dr Joseph Ellis; Sponsored by Rodale, Runner's World, Road Runner Sports

Running Injury-Free: How to Prevent,
Treat, and Recover From Runner’s
Knee, Shin Splints, Sore Feet and
Every Other Ache and Pain.




  • Even EMT’s Need Advice

Even EMT’s Need Advice

  • September 4th, 2013

Recently I met Julie, a 40 year-old EMT, at a local running event. Julie is a pretty accomplished athlete, having competed in the Olympic Marathon trials. When she’s not running she volunteers at first aid stations, helping treat runners’ injuries, aches and pains.

But Julie had her own nagging problem: blackened and sore toenails. Not only were her nails thickened, but a couple also fell off every few months. This problem plagued her for many years, and it became something [...]

  • Your muscles are talking to you.  Are you listening?

Your muscles are talking to you. Are you listening?

  • August 30th, 2013

There are a few basic reasons that runners’ get injured. In Running Injury-Free we go over most of these causes and show you how to prevent them. But it is important to know that Injuries almost always give you a signal before they become significant enough to cause you to stop running . . . or worse.
Let’s look at what happened to Sarah, a 34 year-old runner who was training for a 10K. [...]