Pardee UNC Health Care sports medicine providers to assist runners at 6th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half March 17-18

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:



Pardee UNC Health Care sports medicine providers will be onsite to assist runners at the 6th Annual Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18. A Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics physician as well as Pardee certified athletic trainers and physical therapists will be present at Pardee’s booth on Saturday, and athletic trainers will be onsite Sunday. The staff will be available to evaluate acute, non-emergent injuries, perform minor wound care as needed, and help runners stretch and pre-tape before the race. Pardee’s team will also assess the weather in advance of the event to prepare for possible hyperthermia or hypothermia among runners. To learn more about the Asheville Marathon & Half, visit ashevillemarathon. To learn more about Pardee’s Sports Medicine program, please visit sports-medicine.
Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, two urgent care locations and five orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit pardeehospital.

About Susan Foster
Susan Foster is a clinical psychologist who moved to Asheville from the Boston area in 2013. She started with Xpress as a freelance health and wellness writer and is now the wellness editor. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter @susanjfosterphd. Follow me @susanjfosterphd

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