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Our Recent Runners &Cyclists Workshop
Common running and bicycling injuries and how to avoid them – was the theme of our recent ZPTworkshop in August. Dr. Katie Poisel and Dr. Marissa Wilding led off the discussion with typical injuries we see in our PT practice, from falling injuries to overuse, to sprains and strains. Improving lower body mechanics and gradual training increases were suggested, as well as proper bike fitting and good shoe choices. Eric Thompson, a personal trainer at Body Outfitters, was our guest speaker who taught about the importance of strengthening. He gave several examples of appropriate exercises and how they would positively affect the runners and cyclists. Sarah Hill-Abel, from Endurance House, brought various shoe samples, products and information. We appreciate their community support of our walkers, runners and cyclists. Jennifer Richter was our featured speaker. She is a team USA Duathlete who recently competed in the Nationals and the Multisport
World Championships in Penticton, British Columbia. She related stories about her experiences in competition, training, and research. She encouraged attendees to get out and try some of the local races and organized running, cycling and triathlon events, to push to new goals and make strides toward better fitness. Class was dismissed to the refreshment table. (Now you wish you would have come!!) We plan to repeat the workshop in early spring, 2018… just in time for training for the mini-marathon!!
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