Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance Center to Present Runners’ Series In Gloucester

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Athletes will participate in an informative education series, catered specifically to runners.

Tidewater Physical Therapy and its Performance Center in Gloucester is pleased to announce it will present a Runners’ Series early next year on Saturdays from Jan. 10 through Feb. 7. The series hits just in time for Middle Peninsula athletes to prepare for 2015 road races being held throughout the region.

The Tidewater Physical Therapy Gloucester Courthouse Clinic and Performance Center offers comprehensive physical therapy services, as well as personal and sports performance training to adults and athletes of all ages.

The series has been thoughtfully designed by both physical therapy clinicians and performance trainers / coaches specifically for runners, addressing injury prevention, training needs, gear and mechanics.

For $40 for the entire series, or $10 to drop in on specific classes, physical therapists and trainer / coaches will lead participants in a lecture and workout combination from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. All classes will be held in the Tidewater Performance Center in Gloucester, located in the same building at the Tidewater Physical Therapy Courthouse Clinic at 6970 Fox Hunt Lane just off of Main Street.

The topics and schedule include the following:

  • Jan. 10—How to Plan Your Training with Karen Kovacs, PT, MPT, OCS
  • Jan. 17—Running Mechanics and Speed Training with Katie Allen, MS Exercise Science, CSCS
  • Jan. 31—Injury Prevention for Runners with Natalie Conway, PT, MPT, OCS, ATC
  • Feb. 7—Shoes, Training Devices and Other Tips for Success with Karen Kovacs, PT, MPT, OCS

Interested participants are urged to sign up, as space is limited. Call 804.210.1343 for more information on the series, and to secure a spot through registration.


Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with 33 clinics, aquatic therapy centers and three Performance Centers located throughout Southeast and Central Virginia.

For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit http://www.tpti.com. Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at http://www.tidewaterperform.com.

Located in the heart of Gloucester's historic Courthouse District at 6970 Fox Hunt Lane, the Gloucester Courthouse Clinic offers Lower Extremity Biomechanical Evaluation & Treatment, Certified Orthopedic Specialists, Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) treatment, Certified Hand Therapy and personal and sports performance trainers at the adjoining Performance Center.

Find more information at http://www.tpti.com/locations/gloucester-courthouse-and-performance-center/.

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Stephanie Heinatz
Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc.
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