Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance to Sponsor 2nd Annual Runners’ Education Series with Point 2 Running Company

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The series of free seminars in May includes four morning sessions on injury prevention, nutrition, cross training and sports performance for runners.

Calling all runners! Have a nagging pain? Injury? Perhaps just some questions you need answered as you gear up for races this season.

Tidewater Physical Therapy and its Performance Centers, in conjunction with Point 2 Running Company, will host a free runners’ education series through May in Newport News.

The doors will open at the location of each seminar at 7:45 a.m. for a light breakfast before the presentation begins at 8 a.m. The presentations will include a 40-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute question and answer period.

-May 1
-Point 2 Running Company
-120 Ottis Street, Newport News
-Common Injuries for Runners. Learn more about Planter Fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Achilles Tendonitis, stress fractures and shin splints.
-Presented by Mike Satterley, PT, DPT, Sports Program Director with Tidewater Physical Therapy and Dr. Sara Bouraee, DPM, Foot and Ankle Specialist with Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates

-May 8
-Point 2 Running Company
-120 Ottis Street, Newport News
-Fuel Up! Learn more about pre-race meals/snacks, recovery foods, and fluids along with general nutrition for the fitness enthusiast and steps for losing and gaining weight.
-Presented by Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDE

-May 15
-Point 2 Running Company
-120 Ottis Street, Newport News
-Cross Training for the Runner. Resistance training is an integral piece of every running program. Learn proper the key elements of a resistance training program (frequency, intensity, time and type) and how to fit this proven method of training into your running program.
-Presented by Katie Benick, Director of Performance Services, Tidewater Physical Therapy

-May 22
-Tidewater Performance Center, Newport News
-751 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News
-Functional Movement Screen. The Functional Movement Screen, developed by Gray Cook, is one of the most effective methods of examining risk of injury in athletes. Come take part in this 7-screen assessment and learn how to correct basic movement patterns to maximize running form and decrease likelihood for injury.
-Presented by the Tidewater Performance Trainers from Tidewater Physical Therapy.

“We started this series last year with Point 2 and, due to the overwhelmingly positive response from the community, are pleased to bring it back this year,” said Paula Lumsden, Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Director of Marketing. “This year, we’ve teamed up not only with Point 2 Running Company again, but also with Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates and Jill Weisenberger, making this a series conducted by independently owned companies in the community.”

Space is limited. Reserve your spot by registering on https://www.facebook.com/runpoint2/events.

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Stephanie Heinatz
Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc.
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