APTA will be co-hosting with Pacers Running Stores the "Running Experts LIVE," livestream event, which will take place both online and in person in the Pacers Alexandria store on October 12 at 8 pm ET. Pacers is a highly regarded running and walking specialty retailer in the greater Washington, DC, area with more than 60,000 followers. This event is being held to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month and is in line with its 2011 theme of sports injury prevention across the lifespan. Olympic marathon runner Magdalena Lewy Boulet and APTA member and spokesperson Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, OCS, who specializes in endurance athlete performance and injury prevention, will lead a discussion about training technique, injury prevention and tips for improving performance. DC area residents can register to participate in person at the Pacers Old Town store and anyone can participate in the live online event at www.moveforwardpt.com/running.
Questions for the experts can be submitted online prior to and during the event by contacting Move Forward via Twitter and Facebook. Encourage your patients, friends, and family to participate.