Welcome to Superior Running Medicine

Sports Medicine For Runners

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Cristina Nistler MS, ATC

Superior Running Medicine is owned and operated by Cristina Nistler MS, ATC. Cristina is a certified athletic trainer (AT) with over 13 years of experience including Division 1 college athletics. In addition to a B.S. in Athletic Training and M.S. in Exercise Science, she holds an endorsement in track and field coaching from the University of Minnesota – Morris.

Athletic trainers are sports medicine specialists. They diagnose injuries, uncover imbalances to prevent injuries, prescribe exercises, and provide treatment. Cristina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Master’s degree in Exercise Science She is trained in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and video gait analysis.

In addition to having a great deal of experience working with running injuries, Cristina has been a runner for 24 years! She has completed 8 marathons, 4 half marathon and countless shorter distances.

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Experiencing the same joys and frustrations as my patients!


Providing care at an outdoor track meet.


Winning a gold medal as AT with the USA Women’s Lacrosse U-19 team!

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Injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation – specifically for runners and running athletes.

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(218) 481-1730

Where to Find Us

Inside the LightSpeed Lift Movement Center,
500 East 10th St,
Duluth, MN

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