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Medicine in Motion is dedicated to being the cornerstone of a runner’s journey in Austin. Our specialized sports medicine services aim to ensure that every runner, whether a marathon enthusiast or a trail lover, finds their stride healthily and enjoys the rhythmic beat of their run against the beautiful canvas of Austin.

Austin, with its picturesque trails and spirited running events, enthralls a vast community of runners. The city’s lush landscapes not only provide a serene backdrop but also set the stage for challenges that come with the repetitive nature of running. At Medicine in Motion, we extend our sports medicine expertise to ensure every runner continues to embrace the Austin trails with vigor, while effectively managing and preventing common running ailments like anterior knee pain, ITB pain, stress fractures, shin splints, knee injuries, lateral/patellar issues, hamstring injuries, Achilles tendon problems, and low back pain.

Delving into Common Running Ailments:

  • Shin Splints: Characterized by pain along the shin bone, often triggered by sudden changes in physical activity.

  • Knee Injuries: These could range from anterior knee pain to lateral/patellar issues, often stemming from overuse or improper form.

  • Hamstring Injuries: Strains or pulls in the hamstring muscles can be quite common, particularly if there’s a lack of flexibility or overstriding.

  • Achilles Tendon Problems: Issues here can range from tendinitis to tears, often due to overuse or lack of flexibility.

  • Low Back Pain: Running can sometimes strain the lower back, particularly if there’s an existing condition or poor running form.

Preventing Running Injuries: A Step in the Right Direction

Running is an exhilarating exercise, yet it demands a healthy respect for one’s body. The essence of preventing running injuries lies in cultivating wholesome running habits. Here are some practical tips to keep you on the right track:

  • Warm-Up Ritual: Kickstart your run with a slow pace, maintaining it for the initial 10 to 15 minutes. It sets the right tone for the muscles and joints.

  • Invest in Quality Footwear: Your shoes are your loyal companions on the trail. Ensure they are the right fit and replace them before they wear out.

  • Cool Down with Ice: Embrace the habit of icing minor injuries; it fosters deep circulation and healing.

  • Cross-Train: It’s prudent to take a break from running and engage in other forms of exercise. Cross-training fosters a well-rounded fitness regime.

  • Pace Yourself: Aim for distance before speed. Gradually build your endurance before attempting to quicken your pace.

  • Listen to Your Body: If it hurts, pause. It’s wiser to rest for a couple of days than to run through the pain and face a prolonged recovery later.

  • Stay Hydrated: Replenishing fluids is crucial, regardless of the weather. It keeps dehydration at bay and ensures a smoother run.


Your Healing Haven at Medicine in Motion:

At Medicine in Motion, we extend a holistic approach towards treating running injuries. Through precise diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and preventive education, we aim to address the root of the issue, be it managing knee injuries, alleviating hamstring problems, or nursing Achilles tendon issues. Our tailored treatment endeavors not only aim at healing but also at equipping you with the knowledge to prevent recurrent injuries.

What our Patients Say

  • I travel a lot, and as a singer my health is paramount. Martha has been excellent as my family physician for years. I greatly appreciate the personal service as opposed to being a number for a large chain.

    Deborah Polaski Avatar Deborah Polaski
    July 12, 2023

    Dr. Martha Pyron and her staff gave me the most thorough care I’ve ever received at a doctors office. They really listened and helped me find solutions for all of my health concerns. I am forever grateful I found this practice.

    Amanda Peña Bustillos Avatar Amanda Peña Bustillos
    June 21, 2023
  • My daughter is studying in Austin, does high level cheer, is in her mid twenties with knees like someone in their seventies. Sorry sweetheart, that's probably from me, mine are rubbish. Dr Pyron has provided a course of treatment and exercise to manage the problem and keep her going as long as possible whilst minimizing further harm. Good show Martha!

    James Douglasse Avatar James Douglasse
    June 12, 2023

    Easy to get appointments, caring staff, PT on site.

    sparksnsmoke Avatar sparksnsmoke
    May 12, 2023
  • I've been seeing Dr. Pyron since the beginning of the pandemic, and she's done a great job paying attention to what I need and helping to find solutions to the problems I've been having without blaming them all indiscriminately on weight. The office design is clearly HAES-informed, with comfortable seating for people of all sizes and blind weigh-ins. The team is also very friendly & helpful, particularly with managing insurance and scheduling issues.

    Jennifer Fleming Avatar Jennifer Fleming
    March 12, 2023

    We are so pleased with Dr. Pyron and her staff, who are always friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Pyron spends quality time with patients and ensures we understand and agree with her treatment recommendations before leaving her office. I have recommended her to my family members, coworkers and friends.

    Vickie Vasquez-Castaneda Avatar Vickie Vasquez-Castaneda
    March 12, 2023
  • I have been seeing Dr Pyron for many, many years as a primary care physician and as a Sports Medicine/Orthopedic Dr. She has always had a great staff and a great Physical Therapy team. I feel like a got the perfect all-in-one doctor. She has been there when I hurt my shoulder, broke my knee, and even had bronchitis. She has even been there after hours when she knew it was very important to inform you of something or get you the medicine you need. She also does virtual Dr visits,pt, and one on one training

    Karen P Avatar Karen P
    March 12, 2023

    I have been seeing Dr Pyron for 10+ years and could not recommend a better doctor who will care for you as a person and patient. We are very thankful for her and her staff.

    BTS Avatar BTS
    February 12, 2023
  • I've been seeing Dr. Pyron for years now and I'm very happy with her care.

    Karina Martinez Avatar Karina Martinez
    February 12, 2023

    Dr Pyron has been my go to for years. Her bedside manner is the best and she has always taken the time to thoroughly address my issues. There have been multiple times When I left a message at the office at 7 AM and I had resolve by nine or 10 AM. She has also helped me once when I was out of town and got really sick. Definitely 5 *****

    Julie Nelson Avatar Julie Nelson
    September 12, 2022
  • Helpful, efficient, friendly and effective. Glad I found Dr. Pyron and her practice!

    JT Walker Avatar JT Walker
    July 12, 2022

    I am baffled by the negative reviews. Dr. Pyron literally saved my life on several occasions. She is one of those rare doctors who look at the big picture and do not just try to treat symptoms. She works hard to get to the root cause of the issues. Just to give you an example: on one occasion Dr. Pyron ordered me to have a bone density scan. The scan from the provider came back in the middle of the normal range. However, Dr. Pyron pointed out that since I have been a daily runner for a while, my numbers should be much higher. This is the kind of critical thinking that is missing from most providers. Last year when I saw her with a knee pain, she found that my left leg was swollen and ordered me to get an ultrasound immediately. It turned out to be a blood clot that we managed to treat successfully since. Should I say that just a few weeks before that visit I had a visit with my regular primary care physician who did not notice a thing? I have also taken physical therapy sessions at this location - these sessions (while painful) got me back into running. I would never give up on this practice! Dr. Pyron has been treating not just me, but my family as well. She is the best you can hope for!

    Bertold Kolics Avatar Bertold Kolics
    July 12, 2022


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    Dr Martha Pyron
    Martha Pyron, MD
    Sports Medicine Specialist / Physician / Clinic Owner

    Dr. Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin.


    Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr. Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!


    Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.


    Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!


    In her off time, Dr. Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.