ProRehab Partners with Tri-State Orthopaedics to Host Running Clinic

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Clinic Features Three-time Running Olympian, Anne Audain and State-of-the-Art AlterG Treadmill Demonstration

ProRehab and Tri-State Orthopaedics will team up again soon to bring another quality running clinic to the people in our community who are passionate about running.

ProRehab, a private practice physical therapy company and the Best First Choice for physical therapy care, partnered with Tri-State Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Inc. to conduct a running clinic for local running enthusiasts. The event was held on November 19, 2011 at the Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons facility and attracted more than 90 runners. The running clinic featured injury prevention and treatment workshops, an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill demonstration, and a motivational speech by one of the most celebrated female runners in history, three-time Olympian - Anne Audain.

Over the past several years, Anne Audain has shared her moving story about overcoming adversity to help inspire people to take risks and reach for the impossible. Anne was born with severe bone deformities in both feet. At the age of 13, Anne underwent corrective foot surgery and within three years miraculously qualified for the 1972 Munich Olympics. Qualifying for the 1972 games was only the beginning of Anne’s inspiring journey. During her running career, which would span more than 20 years, Anne qualified for a total of six Olympic Games, set a World Record for the 5000 meters in 1982, and was the first female runner to be endorsed by one of the most recognized brands in the world, Nike.

“On behalf of ProRehab and Tri-State Orthopaedics, I want to thank Anne for delivering one of the most inspirational, motivational speeches I have ever heard,” says ProRehab Co-Owner Pat Wempe, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS. “The audience was truly engaged and raved about both Anne and the clinic.”

In addition to Audain’s keynote address, the runner’s clinic included presentations from ProRehab Physical Therapists as well as Tri-State Orthopaedics sports medicine physicians. Designed for runners of all levels, the experts provided valuable tips about how to prevent injuries and practice safe training methods. Runners attending the clinic were also treated to an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill demonstration. The AlterG is an innovate breakthrough in rehabilitation and advanced athletic training that allows users to run or walk at a reduced body weight. ProRehab is the only physical and occupational therapy organization in Southern Indiana treating patients and training athletes using the AlterG.        

“The event was extremely well received and many people said it was the best running related seminar they have attended,” comments ProRehab event organizer Gib Riffle. “ProRehab and Tri-State Orthopaedics will team up again soon to bring another quality running clinic to the people in our community who are passionate about running.”

Participants that attended the running seminar did not leave empty handed. Everyone received a binder filled with running tips, how to prevent injuries, and various training programs as well as a ProRehab and Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons branded water bottle.

About ProRehab
ProRehab is a private practice physical therapy company that offers patients the Best First Choice for physical therapy care. ProRehab has three locations in Evansville, IN, as well as locations in Newburgh, IN; Vincennes, IN; Rockport, IN; and locations in Henderson and Madisonville, KY. ProRehab is committed to our referral sources, employees, and patients, to provide the best care and working environment in the Tri-State area. The pursuit of excellence is demonstrated by providing continuing education to the staff, excellent patient outcomes, and outstanding community service. To learn more about ProRehab visit our website at

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