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Running medicine: prevent injuries, improve performance

There will be a free lecture on “running medicine” Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30. p.m. at the Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee.

Topics include running gait and technique, barefoot running and minimalist shoes and running after an injury. The lecture will be presented by physical therapist Thomas Burns of Carolina West Sports Medicine. Thomas specializes in the treatment of runners and provides biomechanical gait evaluations in the Carolina West physical therapy clinic on the campus of Western Carolina University.


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