NY SportsMed Launches Inaugural “Race-Day Run Center” as Part of New York Pride Run Sponsorship

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NYSM Race-Day Run Center Will Be Open Morning of June 29 at Columbus Circle Clinic; Offering Complimentary Bag Drop, Coffee and Post-race Consultation.

NY SportsMed (NYSM), the city’s leading “one-stop” sports medicine and athlete performance improvement shop, is pleased to announce the opening of its inaugural Run Center at the practice’s West Side location on Columbus Circle, 1841 Broadway, Suite 1100. This specialized race-day run center will launch as part of NYSM’s year-two sponsorship of the NYRR Pride Run, and will be open at 7:30 am and offer runners complimentary bag drop, coffee, and post race consultations.

This new initiative serves as another tailored, unique component of NYSM’s signature running program, NY SportsMed Run. The Run Center, NYSM Run Program and Pride Run sponsorship are various facets of the company’s ongoing and continuing commitment to supporting runners throughout New York City.

NY Sportsmed Race Day Run Center/Pride Run Sponsorship

Beginning with the NY Pride Run, during select NYRR races, the practice will provide the following race-day services June 29, starting at 7:30 am at the Columbus Circle office, 1841 Broadway, Suite 1100. While walk-ins will be welcome, runners are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing us at run(at)nysportsmed(dot)com.

  •     Free coffee and a bag drop
  •     Pre- and Post-race medical consults
  •     Gait analysis scheduling
  •     Meeting spot for family and friends
  •     Restrooms

NYSM is a major sponsor of the Front Runners’ Pride Run, scheduled June 29, 2013, at 9 a.m. in Central Park. The 5-mile run will feature stiff competition, as well as entertainment throughout the event and an after-party at Boxers NYC Sports Bar. A substantial portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive shelter and service provider for homeless LGBT youth. The organization provides emergency and transitional housing, access to meals, showers and clothing, and medical and mental health services designed to help homeless LGBT youth reclaim their lives.

“We are proud to be a major sponsor of the Pride Run for the second year in a row,” explains Dr. Michael Neely, co-owner and Medical Director of NY SportsMed. “Front Runners New York is an active running club for the LGBT community, promoting healthy and active social experiences for its members, and the race attracts over 6,000 participants. Our practice is dedicated to supporting the New York running community, and this event seemed like a perfect fit for us. It also benefits a great cause.”

NY SpotsMed RUN Program/Commitment to Running

The running center is another component of NY SportsMed’s RUN program which combines cutting-edge science with the latest in biomechanical methodology, helping New York runners achieve optimal performance in their sport. NY SportsMed is recognized as one of the leading providers of non-surgical sports medicine and physical therapy services in New York City. They provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of conditions affecting athletes and active individuals of all abilities, administered by board-certified physicians, physical therapists and exercise physiologists.

The company’s signature running program includes:

  •     A free weekly running group open to individuals of any ability level who are interested in training alongside medical professionals who can assess their body mechanics and provide advice, as well as those that need some extra motivation, want to step up their game, or are simply looking for the type of camaraderie shared when people run together.
  •     In-depth video analysis, designed to assess a runner’s form and identify current biomechanical errors that can cause potential injuries in the future,
  •     Devise a plan of attack along with each runner to help meet needs and desired goals.
  •     Offer continuing education resources and community outreach.

The company’s signature running program includes “Our goal is to be the ‘gold standard’ for runners and triathletes in New York,” explains Wendy Rhodes, Program Director of NY SportsMed Run and one of the practice’s physical therapists. “We are physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and coaches, and once we assess a runner’s form and understand his or her exact needs, we can help each runner move more efficiently while preventing future injury."

In addition to being one of the corporate sponsors of the event, a number of staff members of NYSM will be participating in the Pride Run event. Many employees of NY SportsMed are avid runners themselves, participating and competing in events throughout New York City and around the country, including 5k’s, marathons and triathlons. The sports medicine practice has long been active in the NY running community, sponsoring races, participating in running organizations such as Back on My Feet, and organizing their own NY Road Runners (NYRR) Team.

To find out more about NY SportsMed’s Run Center on NYRR race days, the NYSM signature Run program, including the free weekly running group and in-depth video running analysis, or other sports medicine treatments designed to help runners of all abilities, contact NY SportsMed at 215-750-1110 or visit their website at http://nysportsmed.com. For additional information about the Pride Run or to register for the event, visit http://frny.org.

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