Evansville, Indiana (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
ProRehab and Team 13, the official training program for the 11th annual YMCA Evansville Half Marathon, are helping both experienced and novice athletes prepare for the Saturday, October 4, 2014 race.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, beginning July 8th, for the 13 weeks leading up to the October 4th race, members of Team 13 meet to train and prepare for the half marathon, with Saturdays reserved for longer runs. Runs are held at various locations throughout the city, often involving parts of the route that are used for the official race.
Several of ProRehab’s therapists participate in the training sessions, and also provide bike support, first aid, and hydration to participants during the longer runs. Additionally, ProRehab staff members run formal seminars on injury prevention, health and safety while training for the race, and help check team members for injury. During the 5k, 10k and 15k races leading up to the half marathon, ProRehab staff provides first aid and work at water stations.
“I have participated in the Evansville Half Marathon for the last five years, in all capacities from runner to first responder,” said Mindy Riley, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, ProRehab physical therapist, and marathoner. “It’s been an extremely fulfilling experience to watch participants meet personal goals, and is especially rewarding to have a hand in helping them achieve their goals. In addition to First Aid assistance, ProRehab conducts educational seminars on training, proper hydration, nutrition, and mobility. We look forward to providing these services to the community and keeping participants healthy and crossing the finish line for years to come!”
Registration for the YMCA Evansville Half Marathon can be completed online or by mail through October 3rd by visiting http://evansvillehalfmarathon.org/registration/. The race will begin October 4th at 7:00 AM. To learn more about ProRehab or to book an appointment with one of Evansville’s expert therapists, please visit http://www.prorehab-pc.com or call 812.476.0409.
ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.