First session focused on runners
The Portage Health Rehab department is beginning a series of lectures aimed to help the community gain knowledge to live a healthier and safer life. The series will feature rehab professionals speaking on a variety of topics.
“Our rehab staff will utilize the most current research in medicine and wellness to help direct people in self management and prevention of muscoskeletal impairments,” said Mark Randell, director of rehab.
The first event will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at the Portage Health Rehab office in Calumet.
The first 45-minute session will begin at 6 p.m. with “Run for Your Life: An Introduction to Running.” The second will begin at 6:50 with a focus on seasoned runners, “Improving the Economy of Running: Information for the Experienced Runner.”
“We are excited to be able to offer the first lecture series for local runners as this population of fitness has significantly increased in our region in recent years,” said Randell. “We will be presenting tips for injury prevention and sport performance to beginner and experienced runners.”
Mallory Rojewski, DPT, will lead both sessions, which are free and open to the public. After the initial discussion there will be a short question-and-answer session and time for free individual consultations.
“We’re really excited about this lecture series,” Randell said. “Each session will focus on issues that people deal with on a daily basis.”
Additional information on the first lectures is available at portageghealth.org/rehablectures. The website will also feature information on future lectures as it becomes available.