MedStar to offer free injury assessment clinic for runners next week

November 07, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

MedStar Harborview Sports Medicine and Running Maryland are partnering to offer a free injury assessment clinic for runners next week, according to a news release.

Appointments are suggested, but not necessary for the clinic, which is scheduled for Nov. 13 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at MedStar Harborview Sports Medicine (2900 S. Hanover St., Baltimore, MD 21225).

"The majority of running injuries result from some combination of strength and flexibility deficits, biomechanical problems and training errors. Many athletes push through the pain to finish the season, often ignoring the problem and hoping it magically goes away before their next season," according to the release. "This is a big reason for the high injury recurrence rates in runners. Our clinic aims to shift the focus to finding runners weak spots by giving guidance to correct them before causing future problems."

Coaches are also welcome to come by and see the facility, the video motion analysis, and try running on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill at the clinic.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more information about the free clinic, call 410-350-8372.

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