Running injury prevention leaders from around the globe are gathering in Shepherdstown for a three-day conference to discuss best evidence and best practices to prevent and treat running injury.
As part of the gathering the group desires to meet the local community and share stories, experience, and knowledge.
"The Re-Evolution of Running: Where Science and Shoes Meet" will be hosted by Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking, the Bavarian Inn and the Running Clinic Canada on Friday, June 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn.
Guest panelists include leading clinicians, researchers, teachers, writers, athletes and footwear experts from around the globe:
- Jay Dicharry PT
Director SPEED Clinic University of Virginia
International Authority on Gait Analysis and Running Injury
- Dr. Robert Wilder
Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Medical Director of the Runner's Clinic at the University of Virginia.
- Dr Hiro Tanaka
Fukuoka, Japan; Chair Exercise Physiology University of Fukuoka
Author of over 100 papers, ran 2:38 marathon age 50 and 3:11 age 62
- Blaise Dubois, PT and Sean Cannon, PT
Quebec City, Canada; International Leaders in running injuries
Authors and Instructors of over 40 international conferences
- Doug Bertram
Boulder, Colo.; Newton Running
Clinical Acupuncturist and Manual Therapist treating elite runners for 15 years
- Dr. Mark Cucuzzella,
West Virginia University, Coach USAF Running Team, National Level Masters Runner
National speaker/teacher of healthier running; sub 2:35 marathons in four decades
- Golden Harper
Orem, Utah; Ran 2:45 marathon age 12
Founder of Altra Running Shoes
- Jon Sanregret
Lead Training Rep Merrell Barefoot Division
- Curt Munson
Okemos, Mich.; Running Retail leader for 30 years
Developer of Good Form Running - system now taught to 1000s
Speakers will share their most important discoveries and then allow questions and conversation with the audience.
"This is an amazing public awareness and interest now in the concept that you do not have to be in pain to run. Medical and footwear leaders are working together to help runners stay healthy. We have assembled the most expert panel one could imagine on the topic for an interesting night of stories, debate, and discussion." said Mark Cucuzzella, MD, in a press release. "We need to develop entirely new approaches to running injuries and staying healthy for life"
The event is free to the public and geared toward walkers and runners of all abilities.
Coffee and dessert will be provided. There will also be a cash bar.
For those wishing to dine prior at the Bavarian Inn, call 304-876-2551 for reservations.
For more information about the clinic, contact Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking, www.trtreads.org or 304-876-1100.