OK. So it’s impossible to prevent 100 percent of sports injuries—even Olympic athletes get dinged every now and again. But according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), injury rates can be reduced if pros and amateurs alike follow certain safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
As this horrendous winter winds down, runners, dancers and other athletes around the River Towns may begin introducing more outdoor activities to their regular training routines, and that may increase their chances of suffering injuries that can sideline them until summer.
Not to worry. The RivertowRunners Club is offering a free program,” Injury Prevention for Runners, Dancers and Athletes,” that will help you mitigate that risk. Learn from a panel of experts how you can prevent/treat injuries to knees, feet and Achilles tendons.
Join us! JCC on the Hudson, Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. The program is free. For additional information, contact Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.588.1579. Reservations not required.
Julie McElroy A sports message therapist and marathoner, Julie is an elite distance runner. She won the Yonkers Half Marathon, clocking an unbelievable 1:27. Julie works with athletes at all levels and ages and understands the runner’s body, attitude, and desire for recover.
Jennifer Raponi, MPT With more than 10 years clinical expertise in physical therapy, Jennifer uses her blended background—a combination of science and psychology—to treat patients in a holistic manner. Her specialties include sports-specific rehab programs, orthopedic physical therapy, soft tissue therapies, and women’s health physical therapy.
Jackie Vanover A corporate and personal health specialist as well as a functional movement specialist, Jackie holds certifications as Holistic Health Coach and Pilates Instructor. Her specialties include nutrition, exercise, stress management, lifestyle coaching, Pilates, and training for endurance sports.