Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Participates in Marathon
Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Fri, November 25th, 2016
It wasn’t an electoral race, but a road race where Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic recently lent a hand. The clinic participated in the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon by hosting an injury recovery seminar and health education booth on November 4. Physical therapists from EXOS at Raleigh Orthopaedic presented a seminar called “Recovery Strategies.”
In addition to the seminar, Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists hosted a booth providing information on injury recovery strategies, performance nutrition and physical therapy, as well as free injury screenings. Participants were able to enter a drawing to win free sessions with EXOS for Raleigh Orthopaedic’s registered dietitian and Rally program sessions, which are designed to transform your body through performance training, nutrition consultation and education on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Greg Saxton, Director of Therapy and Ancillary Services at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, told OTW, “This was an opportunity to educate the Triangle’s active population on the most effective recovery options, as well as promote health and wellness in the running community. Raleigh Orthopaedic is dedicated to helping others live a healthy and active lifestyle, and this is the perfect opportunity to help our community avoid injuries that might impact their quality of life.”
“Our goal was to promote health and wellness in the running community. We wanted to educate participants about the different options available to assist with their overall performance.”
“Our physical therapist spoke about dry needling as it relates to recovery for the athletes after their race and will also provide a demo. then our performance dietitian spoke about nutrition for recovery. Both topics are extremely important pieces to a runner's overall program.”