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Injury Prevention Seminar for Runners will feature Medical Experts and Shoe Specialist
Posted On: Friday, September 09, 2011

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education will present a free seminar on injury prevention for runners of all levels on Tuesday, September 27 at the office of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS), located at 6 Greenwich Office Park off Valley Drive. Running Right! will be conducted by sports medicine physician Gloria Cohen, MD and physical therapist Abigail Ramsey, PT (both competitive runners).  Check in is at 6:30. The program begins at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. To register, call 203-869-3131 or send an email to contact@ons-foundation.org


“Running is a rewarding sport that has seen enormous growth in popularity in recent years,” says Gloria Cohen, MD. “With such enthusiasm can also come injuries. All too often, people make the decision to start running and do too much too soon. Even seasoned runners, who have taken a season off, may not always manage their return to running the right way. If the body is not properly prepared, it is vulnerable to injuries such as sprains, pulled muscles and even stress fractures. This seminar will be helpful for new and experienced runners who want strategies to help them get the most out of running.” 

Running Right! will cover a broad range of related topics including the biomechanics of a runner and injury prevention for runners. Gloria Cohen, MD and Abigail Ramsey, DPT will talk about how to recognize and avoid the most common injuries in runners, stretching and strengthening conditioning techniques, safe training methods, physical therapy injury treatments and returning to running after injury. Chris Goslin, running specialist from Greenwich Running Co. on Greenwich Avenue will talk about the latest technology in running shoes and how to find the right shoe for your foot and level of running. 

The Foundation education initiative organizes injury prevention programs for adults and youths throughout the year. All programs are FREE, however registration is requested. For further details, or to register go to www.ons-foundation.org.