Sylva, N.C. – MedWest-Harris Rehabilitation Services is offering a free running seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 at MedWest Rehabilitation Services on the MedWest-Harris campus in Sylva with expert orthopedic physical therapist and competitive runner Todd Watson, DPT.
Watson is a professor of physical therapy at Western Carolina University and a two-time Boston Marathon finisher. In the May 22 seminar, he will help attendees learn more about the Chi Running technique, barefoot running, what physical therapy can do for runners and how to improve or begin a running program. Both the Chi Running method and barefoot running concept are designed to reduce wear and tear on joints, minimize impact and maximize the efficiency of running for improved health and fitness.
The seminar will consist of a talk about optimal running technique and Chi Running, a demonstration and discussion. Attendees will also be able to sign up for free individual injury screens, as well, to identify existing or potential problem areas and receive treatment options.
Both beginning and experienced runners can benefit from attending this seminar. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come first serve basis. Call (828) 586-7235 to reserve a spot.
MedWest Rehabilitation Services include orthopedic manual physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand rehabilitation, speech-language pathology services, occupational rehabilitation, continence and pelvic dysfunction therapy, sports medicine, spine care, balance and vestibular therapy, comprehensive wound care and orthotic and foot care.
MedWest Health System provides healthcare for the people of western North Carolina at MedWest-Harris, MedWest-Haywood and MedWest-Swain hospitals, the outpatient facility MedWest-Franklin, and through the 100-member MedWest Physician Network. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.