MedWest Rehab offers free running seminar

MedWest Rehabilitation Services is offering a free running seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on June 25 at the MedWest Outpatient Care Center at 581 Leroy George Dr. on the MedWest-Haywood campus in Clyde.

The seminar will be led by expert orthopedic physical therapist and competitive runner Todd Watson.

Watson is a professor of physical therapy at Western Carolina University and a two-time Boston Marathon finisher. At the June 25 seminar, Watson will help attendees learn more about natural and barefoot running, what physical therapists can do for runners and how to improve or begin a running program. The natural running method is designed to reduce wear and tear on joints, minimize impact and maximize the efficiency of running for improved health and fitness.

Thomas Burns will be assisting in the presentation. Burns is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy at the MedWest Western Carolina University campus.

Both beginning and experienced runners are welcome. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 828.586.7235.

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