Thursday, September 10, 2015

CoxHealth’s Total Performance Running Team to present 'Recognize, Recover, Run'

The public is invited to hear a doctor, fitness experts and even a two-time Olympian talk about recognizing and recovering from common running injuries on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The free event is sponsored by CoxHealth’s Total Performance Running Team, and features Eric Gifford, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine physician, as well as Jason Pyrah, CoxHealth’s Sports Medicine Manager and two-time Olympian. Other experts in fitness, athletic training and physical therapy will also present.

Free trials of the state-of-the-art AlterG anti-gravity treadmill and prize giveaways will complete the morning.

The lecture and labs will be held from 8:30 – 11 a.m. in Conference Room B at The Meyer Center (3545 S. National, Springfield). To register, visit or call 417-269-INFO. Space is limited. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and a light breakfast will be provided.

The Total Performance Running Team is part of the Human Motion Sports Medicine service line at CoxHealth. It is comprised of sport medicine physicians, running specialists from CoxHealth Fitness Centers, athletic trainers from Athletic Advantage and outpatient physical therapists.